H Volkswagen παρουσίασε στη Φρανκφούρτη το πολυαναμενόμενο μικρό αυτοκίνητο της, το up! το οποίο θα καλύψει το κενό που άφησε το Lupo. Οι Γερμανοί εκμεταλλευόμενοι την έκθεση, ανακοίνωσαν και την αρχική τιμή του η οποία στη Γερμανία ξεκινά από τα €9.850 με το μοντέλο να έχει και ESP. Οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν τον Δεκέμβριο και θα είναι διαθέσιμο σε 3 εκδόσεις (Take up!, Move up! και High up!). Μόλις βγει στην αγορά η Ηigh έκδοση θα είναι διαθέσιμη με 2 μοντέλα το up! black και το up! white.
Έχει μήκος 3.54 μέτρα, πλάτος 1.64 μέτρα, ύψος 1.48 μέτρα και 2.42 μέτρα μεταξόνιο. Ο χώρος αποσκευών αγγίζει τα 251 λίτρα ενώ μετά την την αναδίπλωση των πίσω καθισμάτων αυτός ανέρχεται στα 951 λίτρα. Σύμφωνα με τη VW, το up! μπορεί να μεταφέρει με άνεση και ασφάλεια τέσσερις ενήλικες και στο εσωτερικό ξεχωρίζει το σύστημα πλοήγησης το οποίο μετατρέπεται σε ένα φορητό PID (Personal Infotainment Device). Το PID βρίσκεται στην κεντρική κονσόλα και μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί ως σύστημα πλοήγησης, ως τηλέφωνο, ως σύστημα ψυχαγωγίας αλλά και ενημέρωσης. To εσωτερικό του θα είναι διαθέσιμο σε 5 χρώματα.
Το Volkswagen up! έρχεται με μια νέα γενιά τρικύλινδρων κινητήρων βενζίνης 1.000 cc απόδοσης 60 και 75 ίππων. Ο μέσος όρος εκπομπών CO2 ανέρχεται στα 105 γρ/χλμ για τον κινητήρα με τα 60 άλογα και 108 γρ/χλμ για τον κινητήρα με τα 75 άλογα και έχουν μέση κατανάλωση 4.2 λίτρων/100 χλμ αντίστοιχα και 4.3 λίτρων/100 χλμ αντίστοιχα.
Επιπλέον υπάρχει και η έκδοση BlueMotion η οποία διαθέτει σύστημα Start/Stop, σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας κατά το φρενάρισμα κάνοντας το αυτοκίνητο να έχει μέση κατανάλωση 3.2 λίτρων/100 χλμ και εκπομπές CO2 μόλις 79 γρ/χλμ, τις μικρότερες εκπομπές συμβατικού αυτοκινήτου στην αγορά. Η ηλεκτρική του έκδοση θα παρουσιαστεί μέσα στο 2013. Για όποιον το επιθυμεί υπάρχει και έκδοση με φυσικό αέριο η οποία αποδίδει 68 άλογα, έχει μέση κατανάλωση 3.8 κιλά/100 χλμ και εκπέμπει μόλις 86 γρ/χλμ CO2.
Για πρώτη φορά αυτοκίνητο της κατηγορίας διαθέτει αυτόματο σύστημα φρεναρίσματος πόλης (City Emergency Braking στον επιπλέον εξοπλισμό). Το σύστημα σκανάρει τον δρόμο μέσω λέιζερ και “προβλέπει” καταστάσεις ατυχήματος ενεργοποιώντας αυτόματα τα φρένα. Λειτουργεί σε ταχύτητες έως 30 χλμ/ώρα και είναι παρόμοιο με αυτό που χρησιμοποιούν το νέο Ford Focus και Volvo S60 (του οποίο λειτουργεί και σε μεγαλύτερες ταχύτητες).
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IAA star: world premiere of the up! by Volkswagen
Price in Germany set at 9,850 euros includes ESP
Wolfsburg / Frankfurt, 12 September 2011 – Volkswagen has written automotive history with compact cars. Now, the most successful German carmaker is presenting – on the occasion of the IAA in Frankfurt am Main (September 15 – 25) – the world premiere of a new small car: the up!. A four-seat city specialist with charisma and great potential. In Germany, the new up! can already be ordered beginning tomorrow (13th of September) including standard ESP at prices from 9,850 euros.
On a minimal footprint (3.54 length), the up! offers maximum space for four persons as well as highly efficient drive technologies (two petrol engines with 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS, one natural gas engine with 50 kW / 68 PS, two new gearboxes). Fuel consumption of the 60-PS version with BlueMotion Technology (including Stop/Start system): 4.2 l/100 km. The entirely new up! will also debut as the world’s first car in its class to have an optional automatic city emergency braking function.
There are three equipment versions for different budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level version, move up! the convenience-oriented model, and high up! is the top version. At the market launch there will also be two upgraded models based on the high up!: the up! black and up! white. And that is just the beginning, because the up! will be getting reinforcements. This will gradually create an up! family – of small, efficient, well thought-out, individual and appealing Volkswagens.
In launching the up!, Volkswagen has not only put a new car in motion; at the same time, it has also remixed the parameters of financing. A new financing model with highly flexible configuration options offers up! buyers greater financial freedom. This financing is called AutoCredit2. If they wish to, customers can also insure their up! as well. And this insurance will fit the budgets of new car drivers. The bottom line: AutoCredit2 and the low entry-level price of the up! of 9,850 euros will make driving a safe and fuel-efficient new car more attainable than ever.
up! – World debut
A new Volkswagen under 10,000 Euro: Small up! shows the charisma of a future bestseller
The up! is as new as a vehicle can be: new styling, new technology, new financing options up! with 60 PS and BlueMotion Technology only consumes 4.2 l/100 km
Frankfurt, 12 September 2011
Volkswagen is writing history with clever small cars. Now, the most successful German carmaker is presenting a new small car: the up!. A four-seat city specialist with charisma. A car for everyone. A small car with great potential. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG: “In a very special way, our new small car represents core Volkswagen brand values. It features clean, pure Volkswagen design, maximum space over a minimal footprint, top quality and a love for detail, plus, of course, affordable innovations for all.”
New right down to the last screw. On a minimal footprint (3.54 x 1.64 m), the up! offers maximum space and highly efficient powertrain technologies (2 new petrol engines, 1 new natural gas engine, 2 new gearboxes). The up! is an entirely new design – as new as a vehicle can be. The results: optimal space utilisation, a high level of quality, new technologies and clearly reduced costs – advances that will directly benefit every buyer of the new Volkswagen. The up! is also the world’s first vehicle in its class to have an automatic emergency braking system for city driving.
Market launch at end of this year. The up! will first be launched in Europe – in December. Advance sales in Germany begin on the 13th of September. There are 3 versions for different budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level version, move up! the convenience-oriented model, and high up! is the top version. At the market launch there will also be 2 upgraded and independent models based on the high up!: the up! black and up! white. And that is just the beginning, because the up! line-up will be reinforced from year to year. In progressive steps, an up! family will be created – consisting of small, efficient, well thought-out, individual and appealing Volkswagens.
Affordable for everyone. In launching the up!, Volkswagen is not only putting a new car in motion; it is also redefining the parameters of customisation and financing. This means that along with clearly delineated equipment lines on the up!, new features will be offered such as up! boxes – box sets, e.g. for shopping, long trips or for children on board. The up! will also have an infotainment system that owners can individually extend all around the up! using special apps. The take up! will cost significantly less than 10,000 euros. And because a small car needs to be affordable, Volkswagen is giving up! buyers greater financial freedom by offering a new financing model with extremely flexible configuration options. This financing is known as AutoCredit2. If they wish to, customers can also insure their up! as part of their financing. This insurance also fits the budgets of new car buyers. The bottom line: AutoCredit2 and the car’s low entry-level price will make driving a safe and fuel-efficient new car more affordable than ever for many people.
Clean, lightweight and aerodynamic
High rating for eco-friendliness of the up!. By consistently downsizing engine technology, using high-strength steel and relentlessly removing every superfluous gram, engineers were able to reduce the weight of the new up! by 140 kg or 13 per cent compared to its immediate predecessor (Fox) to 929 kg. A weight reduction of this magnitude makes a world of difference, and not only in this class. Another very good result is the car’s low Cd value of 0.32. Accordingly, the new up! has a very good environmental rating. Background: Volkswagen analyses a vehicle’s impact on the environment (ISO standard 14040/44) over its entire life cycle (manufacturing, usage, recycling). The results of this analysis flow into an environmental rating. And a high rating is exactly what the new up! has already received ahead of its market launch. This rating was confirmed by the independent testing company TÜV Nord. A basic result: the environmental impact of the up! over its life cycle was reduced by 21 per cent compared to that of the previous model.
Overcoming the upward weight spiral. Weight down, crash safety up – this is only possible with innovative production technologies. The body materials of the up! have 8.1 per cent “hot-formed” steel content, and so the parts exhibit extreme toughness (including the floor and B-pillars); in addition, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels make up 56.5 per cent of the vehicle’s construction. With a static torsional rigidity of 19,800 Nm/degree, the up! sets new standards in its class. The high torsional rigidity has a definite, readily noticeable positive effect on comfort and handling properties. In parallel, the dynamic rigidity of the up! is also excellent at 49 Hz – and this has a positive effect on acoustics, vibration and driving comfort. Volkswagen is clearly following the maxims of safety, quality and comfort on its smallest model as much as it does in every segment – without compromises.
Entirely new generation of engines
4.2 l/100 km, as petrol engine. Making its debut in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder petrol engines (EA211). The engines, with four valves per cylinder, output 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS, fulfil the Euro 5 emissions standard and drive the front wheels. Combined fuel consumption values as a BlueMotion Technology version (with such features as a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance)are 4.2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4.3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both 1.0-litre engines satisfy the 100 g/km CO2 emissions limit. A natural gas engine with 50 kW / 68 PS will follow on the same basis. The combined fuel consumption of 3.2 kg/100 km (gas) is equivalent to a CO2 value of 86 g/km; as a BlueMotion Technology version, the up! powered by natural gas even attains a CO2 value of 79 g/km. There are also definite plans for an up! with electric drive in 2013. The two 5-speed gearboxes of the up! (one manual and one automatic version) are also new designs. These two gearboxes are among the lightest of their type in the world.
Torque-friendly engines that weigh hardly anything. The new all-aluminium engines are as compact as they are lightweight, and they were consistently designed to reduce internal friction as much as possible. The two overhead camshafts are driven by toothed belts; the intake camshaft is adjustable to further reduce emissions and fuel consumption and to improve the power curve. Each cylinder is equipped with a separate ignition coil. Either petrol engine may be combined with the new automatic transmission as an option.
Acoustic comfort of a large car. The topic of weight reduction runs like a common thread throughout the engine area, all the way to the engine’s swivel mounts: the solution implemented in the up! with its rubber-metal elements not only provides very good vibration isolation of the three-cylinder engine from the body, but it is the lightest in the entire competitive field. In general, the new up! is characterised by a noticeably lower noise level than in many other vehicles of this class, because of its excellent insulation and damping.
1.0 MPI with 44 kW / 60 PS. From its 999 cm3 displacement, this entry-level engine develops a lively 44 kW / 60 PS at 5,500 rpm. Maximum torque of 95 Nm is available between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm. Significant here is that 90 per cent of maximum torque is reached between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm. This results in good agility in nearly all engine rev ranges. In the base version with the 5-speed manual gearbox a combined fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km is attained, which is equivalent to 105 g/km CO2. For the version with BlueMotion Technology, the values are 4.2 l/100 km and 97 g/km. In conjunction with the 35-litre fuel tank used in the up!, it can attain a theoretical range of 833 km. The up! with 60 PS and a manual gearbox accelerates to 100 km/h in 14.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 160 km/h (161 km/h and 14.5 seconds as a BlueMotion Technology version).
1.0 MPI with 55 kW / 75 PS. The more powerful version of the 1.0-litre engine has the same displacement and same bore (74.5 mm) and stroke (76.4 mm) dimensions. The power gain is achieved by a modification to the engine controller. This results in a maximum power of 55 kW / 75 PS at 6,200 rpm. The maximum torque of 95 Nm is identical. With a manual gearbox, the 75-PS engine has a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km (equivalent to 108 g/km CO2). The BlueMotion Technology version attains 4.3 l/100 km and 99 g/km CO2. The “large” up! with a manual gearbox has a top speed of 171 km/h and completes the sprint to 100 km/h in 13.2 seconds (174 km/h and 13.3 seconds as a BlueMotion Technology version).
1.0 EcoFuel with 50 kW / 68 PS. Volkswagen’s EcoFuel badge has long stood for one of the cleanest and most fuel-efficient ways to drive a car with natural gas. Until now, EcoFuel engines were reserved for the Touran, Passat and Caddy. Now, Volkswagen will be launching an EcoFuel version in a very small model for the first time – in the new up! Here too, the company is using the newly developed 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. In this case, it outputs 50 kW / 68 PS. Combined fuel consumption: 3.2 kg/100 km natural gas (CNG = Compressed Natural Gas). This fuel consumption is equivalent to a CO2 value of 86 g/km; as a BlueMotion Technology version with a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode, fuel consumption even drops to a low 2.5 kg/100 km and CO2 emissions to 79 g/km. Fuel costs per 100 km are well below 2.5 euros (based on fuel price in Germany in August 2011)! It is hardly possible to drive a car more economically in Europe today.
Natural gas tanks in the underbody. These incredible values are enabled by the high energy content of the natural gas; one kg of CNG has the same energy content as about 1.5 litres of petrol. The natural gas is stored in 2 underfloor tanks (total volume: 72 litres / 11 kg CNG) located near the rear axle. Tank 1 is located in front of the axle together with a 10-litre reserve petrol tank; tank 2 makes use of the spare wheel recess. The natural gas reservoir and reserve tank together enable a range of over 550 km. Since the entire EcoFuel system was integrated in the vehicle structure, it does not impose any limitations on the car, except for the use of the spare wheel recess.
5 speeds are plenty for the small car. The new 5-speed gearbox was specially tuned for the three-cylinder petrol engines. The conventional manual gearbox version (codenamed MQ100) weighs just 25 kg, making it the world’s lightest gearbox in this torque class (it also comes with gearshift recommendation and gear display in the instrument panel as standard). Also new is the automatic version. With a weight of less than 30 kg, the SQ100 is one of the lightest automatic gearboxes ever built. The automatic transmission offers the usual “D”, “N” and “R” gears; as an alternative, the driver can switch over to manual shifting mode at any time. In the automatic “D” mode, the transmission selects the optimal fuel economy shift point and forward gear. The SQ100 is offered in conjunction with the 2 petrol engines of the up!.
First small car with City Emergency Braking
Stopping automatically. New safety technology in the up! includes an Early Crash Sensor in the front bumper (activates the restraint systems before an actual frontal collision occurs) and the optional City Emergency Braking system. Emergency braking is automatically active at speeds below 30 km/h; it uses a laser sensor to scan a space 10 metres in front of the up! and detect the risk of an imminent collision. Depending on the vehicle’s speed and the driving situation, City Emergency Braking can reduce accident severity by automatic brake interventions – and possibly even avoid a crash. So far, the up! is the only vehicle in the segment to be equipped with an emergency braking function for city driving. Drum brakes are used at the rear axle: they are ideal considering the vehicle weight and engine power. In front, newly developed, ventilated disc brakes are used. Every gram counts here too: compared to the disc brakes previously installed in this performance class, a total of 1.5 kg was saved.
Dimensions and styling for the world’s metropolitan areas
Extremely long wheelbase. At a length of 3.54 metres and a width of 1.64 (without door mirrors), the up! is one of the smallest four-seat cars. The Volkswagen is 1.48 metres tall. Its overall length consists of conspicuously short body overhangs and a very long wheelbase (2.42 metres) – a body layout that fully utilises the available enclosed space.
Design for a new era: Walter de Silva, Head of Design of the Volkswagen Group: “The up! opens up a future for mobility. Constraints for individual transportation will not become easier. Road areas are being depleted, and how we handle natural resources and act responsibly towards our environment will require rethinking by car makers and users. Our task here is to offer customers attractive options that satisfy these constraints. The up! embodies the essence of these ideas. It is a youthful, appealing, sustainable and straightforward car.”
Front end: Viewed from the front, the up! appears to smile, due to the lines of the bumper. And it is intentionally smiling. A narrow black band runs between the headlights (with integrated daytime running lights). Integrated here is the Volkswagen logo, which is the only chrome element at the front end. The up! can make do without large cooling inlets due to its small engines and electric motor that will follow later. The headlights are significantly smaller than those of other Volkswagens, yet are visually very prominent. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand comments: “The front-end designs – from the up! to the Phaeton – all follow the same styling guidelines. The models are unified by such style elements as a strict emphasis of horizontal lines, joining of the grille and headlights and the conciseness of short angles. And yet, despite their clear brand affinities all Volkswagens are differentiated from one another. Crucial here are the differences in the proportions of the individual components. This leads to highly individual vehicles that span the model range from the congenial up! to the sophisticated Phaeton.”
Side profile: In side profile, the significant flares of surfaces and alternation of convex and concave form elements define the car’s styling. A slight concave groove above the side sill creates an accent in the continuous surface. The side profile does not show any seams or edges except for the wheel housings and the look of the side windows. The wheels look as though they are held by the powerful wheel housings, whose side surfaces – the so-called wheel mirrors – are very large, making the diameters of the small wheels (14 to 16 inch) appear visually larger.
Unmistakable window styling. The look of the windows gives the up! an unmistakable look as well. A short angle in front creates a formal connection from the lower-lying window edge to the bonnet. A long ascending line in the rear third of the vehicle matches that of the rear wheel and the C-pillar. This interplay of lines reinforces the image of the C-pillar being supported by the rear wheel – a characteristic which – in interaction with the long wheelbase and short overhangs – underscores the crisp proportions of the up! Over the short, sharply-rising bonnet, there is another line that leads over the windscreen and long roof to the rear. There, the car’s silhouette first follows the side windows then finishes in a nearly vertical curve down to the bumper. These styling lines give the up! a character that is as unique as a fingerprint.
Rear section: The up! has a large bootlid, which extends down to the bumper. This so-called hybrid bootlid consists of 3 basic layers. Similar to a modern smartphone, its outer skin consists of a transparent glass element. The bootlid forms an integral unit with the vertically arranged rear lights. In detail, the bootlid is constructed of a load-bearing basic structure upon which a second sheet-metal layer is laser welded in place with the rear roof panel integrated here. The outer third layer of the bootlid is the glass element that is joined by adhesive. It extends from the end of the roof over the entire bootlid; that is, it incorporates the rear window as well as the lower area of the lid. The border around the rear window and the lower section are coated in black from the inside. Forming a contrast to the black are the chrome surfaces of the Volkswagen logo and the up! badge. The bootlid is opened by pressing a button in the handle beneath the Volkswagen logo.
Visual illusion. Although they look like parts of the bootlid, the large taillights of the up! are actually joined to the body. Their red surfaces are very distinctive, especially due to the C-shaped, white elements. The lower third of the rear section is dominated by the bumper with its wide licence-plate mount and seam running around it. The front and rear bumpers are painted in body colour as standard.
Space utilisation in the interior is uncompromisingly good
Small giant. Space utilisation in the car is exceptionally good, because of its wheelbase – one of the longest in the segment – together with a compact engine mounted well forward and a new running gear design. The driver, front passenger and rear passengers are travelling in a small car, but it is by no means cramped. On the contrary. The newly developed modular seats – which serve as the basis for a wide range of seat variants for specific up! versions – offer very good long driving comfort. The front seats of the up! are 15 per cent lighter than comparable concepts. The head restraints for the driver and front passenger are firmly attached to the seats – in the style of sports-car seats. The advantage is that, regardless of a person’s height, they always give a “proper fit”. In the rear, fixed head restraints are less desirable for an optimal rear view; therefore, they have conventional, height-adjustable designs.
Large bootspace. 251 litres of cargo capacity is significantly larger than is usual in the segment. And when the seatback of the rear bench is folded down completely, the up! can handle 951 litres of cargo. In this case, there is also a nearly level load surface. These two values show that the up! is a giant among small cars when it comes to its interior.
Ergonomics and comfort like in the higher vehicle classes
Clever detailed solutions. As is typical of Volkswagen, the up! team under the leadership of Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg (member of the Board of Management for Technical Development) placed great emphasis on good ergonomics. “The up!,” says Dr. Hackenberg, “really is perceptibly more comfortable, because its occupants do not sit too low, and it offers ample leg support and knee room. Detailed refinements characterise the entire interior. Compared to the Lupo, for example, we positioned the steering column and steering wheel higher, but we designed the angle to the driver to be somewhat more horizontal. This has clearly improved the car’s ergonomics.” There are many such examples in the up!. For example, there is the cleanly sculpted foot rest to the left of the clutch; it was possible to implement this small but important comfort feature, because of the compact construction of the MacPherson-type front suspension. Incidentally, the semi-independent rear suspension also requires little mounting space, which results in greater cargo capacity. The up! is practical, through and through, and it has numerous storage compartments. Along with a large storage bin in the centre console and the glovebox, there are storage surfaces and bottle holders in the two doors, 3 cupholders in the rear and 2 bag hooks and a variable cargo floor (from the move up!) in the boot.
An interior design that is fun
Lots of interior colour. Essentially, the up! interior has a very clean and well-organised layout. In addition, the new Volkswagen offers fun styling and a level of quality that will enrich the market segment. Especially high-end is the dash pad, the design panel in front of the driver and front passenger. Depending on the equipment line, either decor paint (move up!) or body colour (high up!) is used in the interior. While the upper section of the dashboard is always in “titan black”, buyers of the move up! and high up! can order the lower dashboard section in the alternate light colour “beige”. In this case, the centre console and the door inserts and side trim panels in the rear are also in “beige”.
Everything within reach and sight: In terms of instruments and user interfaces, there are 3 central elements: the instrument cluster in front of the driver, the switch module in the middle of the vehicle with radio-CD and climate control and a detachable information, entertainment and navigation unit (maps+more). The instrument cluster consists of 2 or 3 (from move up!) analogue instruments and one digital display. In the move up! and high up!, for example, the largest of the 3 round analogue instruments is the speedometer placed at the centre with its integrated digital multifunction display (MFA). Next to it, on the left, is the tachometer and, on the right, the fuel gauge. Controls for the ventilation or climate control system, radio-CD system, hazard indicator lights, seat heating and rear window defrost, as well as the switch for deactivating the Stop/Start system, are all located in the central dashboard module between the driver and front passenger. The entire unit is located up high – so that it is easy to see and use – and it is painted in a sophisticated glossy black.
maps+more – the Portable Infotainment Device
Mobile information. Completely new aboard a Volkswagen is the maps+more system, a mobile Portable Infotainment Device (PID). In the economically priced up!, a system was developed for organising the areas of navigation, telephone, information and entertainment – also cost-effectively. In addition, this system was designed so that it can be adapted to the latest software levels by a simple update. In cooperation with Navigon, one of the world’s leading suppliers of navigation systems, a special solution was tailored to the up! which is affordable for all buyers – maps+more.
Programming at home where the trip should go. Those who wish to program the unit beforehand can do so – at home or anywhere outside of the car – to input the destination of the trip to be taken in the up! later. When it is time to go, the user simply snaps the maps+more into place above the centre console. This connects its system with the vehicle network. Navigation, telephone and infotainment can now be controlled and viewed via the maps+more touchscreen. A lot of other vehicle information also runs across the touchscreen, such as the visual display of the ParkPilot (monitors distance to next vehicle). In addition, key maps+more functions can also be controlled using the radio controls. Unlike many other similar systems of this type, maps+more melds with the car much more effectively in this way.
Apps for maps+more: Apps can be used to adapt the system to its users’ individual desires and needs. The “ThinkBlue! Trainer” function illustrates just how much maps+more forms an integral unit with the car. It analyses and evaluates use of the accelerator pedal, brakes and gearbox and offers tips and feedback to drivers so that they can modify their driving styles to reduce fuel consumption. Using maps+more, the driver can also call up a summary of fuel consumption for a defined time period of driving minutes. In addition, the system “thinks” ahead and can automatically search for the next fuel station – naturally, only if requested to do so – when the reserve fuel drops below a certain level.
Of absolutely no interest to thieves. Outside of the up! a PIN code must be used to activate the device. And it is only known to the up! (and its owner). If the code is missing, the device does not communicate. However, as soon as the maps+more unit is coupled to the up! via an interface in the car’s interior, it is automatically enabled.
take up!, move up!, high up! – standard features
3 types of up!. Regardless of the engine selected, the new Volkswagen is offered in the 3 equipment versions take up!, move up! and high up!.
Features of the take up! in Germany: Outside, the small Volkswagen in this version is equipped with 14-inch wheels, body-coloured bumpers and green tinted heat-insulating glass. As on all up! models, the body is also partially galvanised, for long-life protection against rust. Inside, details such as the Easy Entry system, folding rear bench seat, colour contrasting frames of the air vents and centre console (in “white”), a carpeted floor and a fabric bootspace cover are used. Convenience features distinguishing the take up! include a rear windscreen wiper, electromechanical power steering, height-adjustable steering column, convenience turn indicators (1 press = 3 flash cycles) and daytime running lights. The shiny black panel at the middle of the dashboard (in which controls are integrated for heating/ventilation and the audio system, for example) is particularly elegant.
Small car, great safety. When it comes to passive and active safety, standard features include front airbags and head-thorax side airbags plus seatbelt fastening warning for driver and front passenger, belt tensioners in front, ABS with ASR, ESP, ISOFIX fixtures and top-tether feature for mounting suitable child seats in the rear and a deactivation function for the front passenger airbag (when using a child seat on the front passenger seat).
move up! in Germany (features in addition to those of take up!). At the next level, the equipment line is called the move up! Its safety equipment is identical to that of the take up! The differences lie in its exterior, interior and convenience features. The door mirror housings and door handles of the move up! are painted in body colour; the full wheel covers and inner headlight housings are upgraded with chrome elements. Inside the car, the air vents and the area around the climate and audio controls are designed in glossy black; the dash pad is styled in the decor paint “light grey metallic”. The driver’s seat has height adjustment, and the interior door handles are chrome. Standard convenience features include central locking with wireless remote, memory function for the Easy-Entry system, electric windows in front, 60:40 split rear bench seats, variable cargo floor, a glovebox door, make-up mirror in the sun visor on the passenger’s side and tachometer.
high up! in Germany (features in addition to those of the move up!). The high up! is “high-end” in the truest sense of the word. Compared to the move up!, its exterior is upgraded with 15-inch alloy wheels (“spoke” type). Front fog lights contribute to the car’s safety. Inside, customers can order the dash pad in “black pearl”, “pure white”, “red”, “light blue” or “dark silver”. The speedometer has a chrome surround as do the air vents and the frame of the centre console. Also designed in chrome are the parking brake grip and the switches for the lights and climate control. Perfecting the car’s comfort are electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, seat heating in front, RCD 215 radio-CD system with MP3 function, an air conditioner and a leather pack (steering wheel, parking brake grip).
up! black, up! white – standard features
up! black (features in addition to those of the high up!). Volkswagen is celebrating the market launch of its new model series with 2 exclusive models based on the high up! – the up! black and up! white. Compared to the high up!, the up! black adds standard exterior features such as pearl effect paint in “black pearl” and silver 16-inch alloy wheels (“classic” type) with 185 tyres. Also standard here: chrome look for the door mirror housings, fog light surrounds and side trim strips. The rear windows have an elegant dark tint starting at the B-pillar. At the front ends of the doors, the special model has a “black” signature.
up! black in the interior. The interior is also customised. Here, the up! black is characterised by exclusive seat patterns in a grey-black tartan look and contrasting white seams as well as model-specific modifications to the leather steering wheel and gear shift grip. In addition, the dash pad is painted in “deep pearl”. Completing the upgrades are floor mats with contrasting colour borders as well as door sill plates, gear shift grip and steering wheel badge with the “black” signature. Meanwhile, the RCD 215 audio system and PID maps+more with 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free telephone unit and navigation system perfect the convenience features.
up! white (differences to up! black). As would be expected, the exterior customisation of the up! white is like that of the up! black, except for its colour. The wheels of the up! white are white, while the matching paint is called “pure white”. Inside, the dash pad and the outer areas of the door trim are painted in white. Also white: contrasting seams and piping and the decorative seams of the gear shift grip and parking brake grip trim covers.
Easy customisation with unlimited variations
Feature extension by “packs”. As for every car, classic optional features are also available in the up! Examples include a large panoramic tilt/slide sunroof, the RCD 215 audio system, a sound system or a sports chassis. Depending on the version, up! features can also be extended by what are known as “packs”. An example is the “comfort pack” for the take up! It includes electric windows, central locking with wireless remote control, height-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-tone fanfare horn, warning buzzer for light not switched off and parking light switch. Meanwhile, the “winter pack” for the move up! (standard on the high up!) extends features to include seat heating in front, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and fog lights. The “drive pack” was developed for the move up! and high up! with cruise control system, ParkPilot at the rear, multifunctional display (MFA) and City Emergency Braking. Exclusively tailored to the high up! is the “sport pack” with 16-inch alloy wheels, sports chassis and tinted rear windows starting at the B-pillar.
Colours and wheels: No one taste is like another. And so, one up! will hardly look exactly like another. The numerous body colours and wheels of the Volkswagen will already guarantee this. 8 exterior colours, 5 wheel types (14 to 16 inch), 2 interior trims, 6 different colours for the dash pad and 8 types of seat upholstery offer options for all tastes.
“up! boxes” – small things that make a big difference: The developers of the up! asked themselves whether everyday living with the car could be structured in a simpler and friendlier way. Their answer was a decisive ‘yes,’ because it is often the small things that make a big difference. And that is how the idea of the up! boxes came about: small, lightweight boxes for a wide variety of situations and needs. Take the “kid box”, for example, that was designed for parents with small children; it includes a bag for the thousand small items that are essential with small children; and of course a toy to cuddle and a lunch box for the obligatory snacks. Other up! boxes will be called the “city box” and the “travel box”. And their names are their agendas.
up! – Facts summary
Key aspects in alphabetical order
Frankfurt, 12 September 2011
Advance sales begin in Germany: 13th of September
Assistance and vehicle dynamic systems: ESP electronic stabilisation programme, anti-lock brake system, City Emergency Braking, ParkPilot (rear)
Automatic transmission: Automatic 5-speed transmission
BlueMotion Technology: Includes stop/start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance
Cargo capacity: 251 to 951 litres
Cd value: 0.32; Cd x A = 0.67
Character: Clever city specialist for 4 persons
CO2 emissions: 79 g/km to 108 g/km
Colours: 4 monochrome paints (“white”, “pure white”, “light blue”, “red”); 3 metallic paints (“light silver”, “dark silver”, “dark blue”); 1 pearl effect paint (“black pearl”)
Customisation: Individual features, “packs” and “up! boxes”
Dimensions: 3,540 mm length, 1,641 mm width without door mirrors, 1,910 mm width with door mirrors, 1,478 mm height, 2,420 mm wheelbase, 585 mm front overhang, 535 mm rear overhang
Drive type: Front-wheel drive
Engines – natural gas: 50 kW / 68 PS
Engines – petrol: 44 kW / 60 PS, 55 kW / 75 PS
Equipment lines: take up!, move up!, high up!; Exclusive models: up! black, up! white
Financing model: Flexible AutoCredit2 financing structure, optional vehicle insurance
Fuel capacity of 1.0 EcoFuel: 72 litres / 11 kg CNG + 10 litres petrol; theoretical range over 550 km
Fuel capacity of 1.0 MPI: 35 litres petrol; theoretical range up to 833 km, depending on specific engine
Fuel consumption range: 4.2 l/100 km to 4.7 l/100 km (Super unleaded), 2.5 kg/100 km to 3.2 kg/100 km (CNG)
Infotainment: RCD 215, sound plus, Portable Infotainment Device / maps+more with 5-inch touchscreen
Interior trims: “titan black” (for take up!, move up!, high up!); “beige” (for move up!, high up!)
Market launch in Europe: December 2011
Price of take up!, 44 kW / 60 PS: Under 10,000 Euros
Production site: Bratislava plant (Slovakia)
Running gear: Front – MacPherson-type suspension with wheel-guiding struts and triangular transverse links. Rear – semi-independent suspension. Optional sport chassis (ride height lowered by 15 mm)
Standard transmission: 5-speed manual gearbox
Styling: Walter de Silva (Group), Klaus Bischoff (Brand)
Torsional rigidity: 19,800 Nm/degree (best in class)
Weight of take up!, 44 kW / 60 PS: 929 kg (EU kerb weight)
Wheels: 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers with 165 tyres, 15-inch alloy wheels in “spoke” or “waffle” style with 185 tyres, 16-inch alloy wheels in “classic” or “triangle” style with 185 tyres
up! – Statements
Comments on the new up! by members of the Board of Management and its designers
Frankfurt, 12 September 2011
|Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG||“In a very special way, our new small car represents core Volkswagen brand values. It features clean, pure Volkswagen design, maximum space over a minimal footprint, top quality and a love for detail, plus, of course, affordable innovations for all.”|
|Christian Klingler Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Sales||“The up! is a four-seat city specialist with charisma. A car for all wishes.”|
|Walter de Silva Head of Design of Volkswagen AG||“The up! embodies a culture in which stature is not simply measured in terms of physical dimensions or power. The stature of the up! lies in its character: sustainability and authenticity, combined with a very appealing design.”“|
|Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG||“The up! is a genuine Volkswagen in tune with the times – especially when it comes to sustainability. That is why we are launching a new generation of highly efficient three-cylinder petrol engines with this car. That’s why next year we’ll be adding a natural gas engine that emits just 79 grams of CO2/km. And that’s why in 2013 Volkswagen will be entering the electric era with the up!.”|
|Christian Klingler Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Sales||“To make a safe new car affordable – especially for first-time drivers on tight budgets – it is not enough to simply build an economical car. That is why we created AutoCredit2. Rates vary flexibly over the life of the loan. And those who wish to can integrate low-cost insurance in their financing. Young people, in particular, will have greater opportunities to afford a new car.”|
|Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg Member of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand, Development||“All of the up! engines are new engineering designs. Compact and lightweight engines with low internal friction and excellent efficiency. This is especially apparent in the base version with 60 PS and BlueMotion Technology: its combined fuel consumption of 4.2 litres per 100 km says it all.”|
|Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG||“The up! Blue-e-Motion will be the electric car for the big city – technically competent, practical in everyday use and affordable.”|
|Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg Member of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand, Development||“The EcoFuel natural gas engine gives us an alternative to expensive hybrid technology in a small car, and it delivers incredibly low fuel consumption and emission values. The most fuel-efficient version of the up! EcoFuel will attain CO2 emissions of 79 g/km. That is really good.”|
|Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg Member of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand, Development||“At a length of 3.54 metres, the up! is one of the smallest four-seat cars. Yet, its interior is a giant among small cars! And that is no wonder: one of the longest wheelbases in the segment together with a compact engine mounted far forward and new running gear designs result in exceptionally good space utilisation.”|
|Klaus Bischoff Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand||“My favourite part of the up! is its front end, its face. It is unmistakably a genuine Volkswagen, yet it has a very independent personality. More than any other models, the up! reveals a smile. The up! is simply appealing and its appeal is simple!”|
|Walter de Silva Head of Design of Volkswagen AG||“The up! opens up a future for mobility. Constraints for individual transportation will not become easier. How we handle our natural resources and act responsibly towards our environment will require rethinking by car makers and end users. Our task here is to offer customers visually attractive options that satisfy these constraints. The up! is the essence of these ideas. It is a youthful, appealing, sustainable and straightforward car!”|
|Klaus Bischoff Head of Design of the Volkswagen Brand||“The up! interior has a very clean layout and is well organised. As is always true of a Volkswagen, an alliance of form and function makes car driving easier and more fun.”|
|Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg Member of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand, Development||“In the up! we wanted to offer an infotainment solution that is affordable and could easily be upgraded to the latest level by updates and apps. That is why Volkswagen joined forces with Navigon to develop maps+more. The result is a portable system that melds with the car’s onboard electrical and electronics system. maps+more significantly differs from many other mobile systems in this way.”|