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Old 2nd December 2011, 14:50   #31
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Overdrive mentions that the Volkswagen UP! which would be coming to India in 2013 would be based on the Cross UP! concept and to be priced at around 4lakh.

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Volkswagen Cross Up concept| Latest car news on Euro DB Automotive
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Isn't any one surprised that they were carrying it in a flat bed with absolutely no cover, what so ever. As though they wanted people to take note, and start talking already. It's a given that it will be 5 door! But I wish they bring the retro looking UP Space in page 1, though the wheelbase appears long and GC looks dangerous!
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The Vehicle Looks nice and like a direct competition to brio. Although it will be interesting to see the at what price point is this car launched in India. Any Ideas regarding that?
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Liked the car. I feel that 2 door cars will gain popularity soon.
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Liked the car. I feel that 2 door cars will gain popularity soon.
2 door cars will gain popularity soon especially when they are priced around 7lakhs. It would be a youth's pic.

The design seems more appealing when compared to Honda Brio. This is more masculine than the Japanese hatch. Got a couple of questions in mind!

1. Any idea about the engine which is going into the hood?
2. Diesel an option?
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2 door cars will gain popularity soon especially when they are priced around 7lakhs. It would be a youth's pic.
7 lakhs for a 2-door entry-level hatchback? Easy on the peace-pipe, dude!

No offense mate, but there are full-fledged 5-door premium hatchbacks loaded with equipment at 7 lakhs that don't do well in our market! And 3-door-cars in India are far less practical than 5-door hatchbacks. Considering that 50% of the population buy hatchbacks as their first cars and expect it to accommodate their entire family in comfort.

A 3-door hatch may not make sense even at 5 lakhs! At that price, you do get entry-level sedans too. So going by that logic, the 3-door may not find its way after all. However, VW might bring in a limited number of them into our market, considering that the Pune plant may be a hub for exporting the Up! to other markets.

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The design seems more appealing when compared to Honda Brio. This is more masculine than the Japanese hatch. Got a couple of questions in mind!
I agree. But I like the Brio as well. The Up! looks more rounded, though, while the Brio is an acquired taste.

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1. Any idea about the engine which is going into the hood?
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2. Diesel an option?
My guess is that the 1.2 liter 3-pot petrol and diesel mills that you find in the Skoda Fabia and the VW Polo will go into the Up! Don't expect VW to build an engine for this particular car from ground up for the Indian market. Updated engines might find their way a few years down the line though.

EDIT: There is talk of the 1.2 mills being discontinued on the Fabia and the Polo and replaced with more refined 4-pot units. However, to keep costs down, VW might retain the 1.2 for the Up! in India. After all, the Up! will be positioned a notch below the Polo/Fabia, so th engine configurations should match and be appropriate.

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All pics courtesy Autocar UK, who comprehensively review the Up!.

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Detailed review - Volkswagen Up review - Autocar.co.uk
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Also, I am wondering who was it first, Honda or VW to have this rear design? The integrated rear glass-hatch design is almost a rip-off in either the Brio or the Up.
The rear design was there ages back in the first version of M800. From what I hear, the cost of manufacturing a hatchback is really lowered if the boot door is not heavy

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That is a lot a space in the boot and the back seats. This should not be restricted to a 3 door car and must have 5 door. I know that some of you who loved the Zen Carbon would disagree with me.

What ever it is, I really need a nice automatic version with diesel engine in a small car. Who ever is going to give it first, I will take it.

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Looks decent, and spacious for its dimensions. Also the engines, and some of the switchgear, gear lever, etc. come from the Polo/Vento parts bin. Should sell well, if reasonably priced.
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VW Up looks fabulous. The interiors are very practical and as one-77 pointed out, it uses some parts shared with VW Polo/Vento. The car reviewed looks to have a sunroof too. Great addition if it makes it to India.
3 door cars wont be practical in India and would only be pick of youth or people who want style statement. For regular Indians 5 door makes more sense.

The only thing which I think VW should shun for Indian Up is the black gloss finish on the dashboard as it would get marred with scratches and look a eye sore. It would also be a fingerprint magnet and dust would be more evident on a gloss finish.
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VW - UP scooped the title of What Car? Car of the Year .
Germans being very successful taking 11 of the 18 awards!

Cheers!

Volkswagen Up: car of the year - Autocar.co.uk
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VW previews the 5 door UP!

"Finally the day has come when VW has unveiled the 5-door version of the popular budget car Up!"



Volkswagen Up! 5 door version revealed
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VW previews the 5 door UP!

"Finally the day has come when VW has unveiled the 5-door version of the popular budget car Up!"



Volkswagen Up! 5 door version revealed
Wow! The rear door seems to be really tiny. Ingress-egress might be a problem for rear passengers. Having said that 1.2l 3-pot petrol and diesel engines from the Polo in this and it should be a runaway success. German engineering this side of 5 lakhs.
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There will be a Up GT version, could be a pocket rocket.

Volkswagen approves Up! GT for production
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Finally the entry level hatch segment in India will get a much needed touch of class. The five door version,which is most likely to make it to our shores has the potential to be an instant hit,if priced competitively. Looking forward to this one.

It is then probably going to be followed by the cheaper(?) Skoda CitiGo.
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