Η Volkswagen, εκτός από το Italdesign Giugiaro Volkswagen up!, στη Γενεύη έφερε ακόμη 6 up!. Πρόκειται για την πεντάπορτη έκδοση, το eco up! καθώς επίσης και τα πρωτότυπα swiss up!, winter up!, x up! και cargo up!. Το eco up! φορά τον 1.000αρη τρικύλινδρο κινητήρα ο οποίος καταναλώνει φυσικό αέριο. Αποδίδει 68 άλογα με 90 Nm ροπής και έχει μέση κατανάλωση 2.9 λίτρα/100 χλμ με 79 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2. Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 15.8 δευτ. με τελική ταχύτητα 168 χλμ/ώρα.
To swiss up! έχει δημιουργηθεί ώστε να αποδώσει φόρο τιμής στην έκθεση της Γενεύης. Είναι βαμμένο στα χρώματα της Ελβετίας, διαθέτει λευκά καπάκια καθρεπτών, λευκό ταμπλό και κόκκινα διακοσμητικά. Υπάρχουν Alcantara καθίσματα αλλά και πολλές θήκες για τους διάσημους σουγιάδες Victorinox.
Το winter up! βασίζεται πάνω στο cross up! της Φρανκφούρτης και μπορεί να μεταφέρει στην οροφή του σκι και snowboard. Είναι βαμμένο σε λευκό χρώμα με μπλε λεπτομέρειες. To x up! βασίζεται και αυτό το cross up! και διαθέτει προβολείς στην οροφή. Είναι βαμμένο σε πορτοκαλί χρώμα, διαθέτει δίχρωμο εσωτερικό αλλά και χειροποίητα ραμμένα λογότυπα up!
Τέλος το cargo up! μετατρέπει το μικρό της VW σε ένα επαγγελματικό αυτοκίνητο με διαθέσιμο χώρο αποσκευών 1.400 λίτρων και ωφέλιμο φορτίο 426 κιλών. Τα πίσω καθίσματα έχουνε αφαιρεθεί, υπάρχει ένα διαχωριστικό από Plexiglas ανάμεσα στα καθίσματα και στον χώρο εκφόρτωσης ενώ τα πίσω παράθυρα είναι βαμμένα στο χρώμα του αμαξώματος αλλά ο οδηγός μπορεί να δει μέσα από αυτά. Η απόσταση από το έδαφος έχει αυξηθεί ώστε να μπορεί να κινηθεί με άνεση και σε εκτός δρόμου διαδρομές. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
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The new up! as a four-door
City specialist makes its debut as a four-door vehicle: Second body version of the up! launched in March
Four-door up! share will be about half of production volume up! to be launched this spring with automatic gearbox
Wolfsburg / Geneva, 06 March 2012 – The two-door up! by Volkswagen is one of the most important automotive highlights of the past year. All signs point to a big future for the small car. In Germany, for example, the up! immediately garnered first place in its class in registration statistics. Now, in 2012 Volkswagen is raising the bar by presenting, alongside the eco up!, the four-door version of the city specialist. In May, the four-door version will arrive at the dealers; advanced sales already begin on 6 March (both dates in Germany). Market roll-out of the four-door car will be complete for all of Europe by early summer. The four-door has the same engines (44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS), equipment versions (take up!, move up!, high up!, black up!, white up!) and dimensions (3,540 mm long, 1,641 mm wide without mirrors, 1,478 mm high) as the two-door cars.
Independent side profile. Naturally, the car’s four doors have changed the look of its side profile. While the lower window line of the two-door rises towards the rear near the C-pillars, it forms a straight line on the four-door car. This gives the new body version a high level of independence. The crisp and short body overhangs are also distinctive on the four-door. The front and rear sections are identical on both body versions. This also means that buyers of the four-door version will get to enjoy a bootlid whose outer skin consists of a continuous glass surface; this gives the bootlid the high-tech and high-end look of a smartphone. Beneath the bootlid, there is a boot with a volume of 251 litres; cargo capacity can be extended by up to 951 litres by folding down the rear backrest (60:40 split bench from the move up!).
Comfortable driving with four persons! The rear doors open wide and offer comfortable entry – including for adults. The four-seat, four-door car offers the same good interior space as the two-door, and the amount of space is remarkable given the vehicle’s size. Headroom in the rear is 947 mm, while it is 993 mm in front. Legroom in the second row is a comfortable 789 mm. The seat height in the rear has a pleasant effect: the height of the so-called H-point – the vertex where the seat surface and backrest meet – is 378 mm in the rear, which is higher than in front (306 mm). This higher seat position gives rear passengers a better view over the shoulders of the driver and front passenger. Just as important: there is plenty of space under the front seats for the feet of the rear passengers.
Braking automatically It is only logical that Volkswagen would offer the same optional features in both the four-door and two-door up!. They include clever systems such as City Emergency Braking. The up! is the first car in its class that can be automatically braked by such a function in a tight situation; the function is active over a speed range from 5 to 30 km/h. Also available upon request is maps+more – a portable navigation and infotainment system with touchscreen. It contains a navigation system, hands-free telephone unit, display of various vehicle parameters and media player. In addition, apps can be used to customise maps+more to personal requirements. maps+more is snapped into place on the dashboard and then it is networked with the electronic systems of the up!. A rare treat in the segment of small cars is the enormous panoramic tilt/slide sunroof that Volkswagen decided to include in the up!.
take up! – the basic version. Outside, the small Volkswagen in the basic version is equipped with 14-inch wheels, body-coloured bumpers and green tinted heat-insulating glass. As on all up! models, the body is partially galvanised. Inside, details such as the Easy Entry system, folding rear bench seat, colour contrasting air vent surrounds (in ‘white’), carpeted floors and a fabric-lined bootspace cover are used. Convenience features distinguishing the take up! include a rear windscreen wiper, electromechanical power assisted steering, height-adjustable steering column, convenience direction indicators (1 press = 3 flash cycles) and daytime running lights. Sophisticated: the gloss black panel in the middle of the dashboard. When it comes to passive and active safety, standard features include front airbags and head-thorax side airbags plus a seatbelt fastening reminder for driver and front passenger, belt tensioners in front, ABS with ASR, ESP electronic stabilisation programme (in Germany), ISOFIX fixtures and top-tether fittings for mounting suitable child seats in the rear and a deactivation function for the front passenger airbag (when using a child seat there).
move up! – the clever mid-range. 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 panelling around the climate and audio controls are designed in glossy black; the dash pad is painted either ‘grained beige’ or ‘black pearl’. The driver’s seat has height adjustment, and the interior door handles are chrome. Standard convenience features include central locking with wireless remote, 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! – the top version. The high up! is high-end in the truest sense of the expression. 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 centre console. Also designed in chrome are the parking brake grip as well as the switches for the lights and climate control. Perfecting the car’s comfort and convenience are details such as electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, RCD 215 radio-CD system with MP3 function, an air conditioner and a leather pack (steering wheel, parking brake grip).
black up! (and white up!) – the exclusive models. The black up! and white up! are based on the high up!. Compared to the high up!, the black up! adds standard exterior features such as pearl effect paint in “black pearl” and silver 16-inch alloy wheels (‘classic’ type), including black centre covers and size 185 tyres. Also standard here: a 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. The special model sports a ‘black’ signature at the front ends of the doors. The interior also makes a customised appearance. Here, the black up! is characterised by seat patterns in a grey-black tartan look and contrasting white seams as well as model-specific modifications to the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shift grip. In addition, the dash pad is painted ‘black pearl’. Completing the upgrades are floor mats with contrasting colour borders as well as door sill plates and an ‘up!’ signature on the gear shift grip and steering wheel badge. Meanwhile, the extensive set of convenience features is perfected by the RCD 215 audio system and maps+more pack.
white up! – the pendant to the black up!. As might be expected, the exterior of the white up! is customised like that of the black up!, except for its colour. The wheels of the white up! 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 as well as the decorative seams of the trim covers for the gear shift and hand brake grip.
Engines of the up! Fuel economy and driving performance values are identical for both up! body versions. They are powered by three-cylinder petrol engines with 44 kW / 60 PS or 55 kW / 75 PS; both engines fulfil the Euro 5 emissions standard and drive the front wheels. The combined fuel consumption as a BlueMotion Technology version (with such features as a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance): 4.1 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4.2 l/100 km (75 PS). Both 1.0-litre engines satisfy the 100 g/km CO2 emissions limit.
ASG – the automated gearbox. As an alternative to the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, these two petrol engines may be ordered over the course of the year with a new, automatic 5-speed gearbox as an option. With a weight of less than 30 kg, the so-called SQ100 is among the lightest automated gearboxes on the market. The gearbox offers the ‘D’, ‘N’ and ‘R’ level; as an alternative, the driver may change to the manual switch mode at any time. In the ‘D’ automatic mode, the gearbox selects the optimal switch moment in terms of consumption, thus lowering consumption again compared to the manual version. Compared to a conventional automatic with torque-converter clutch, there are some differences during the operation of the car: The especially efficient gearbox can do without the ‘P’ park level. Hence the up! is started not in ‘P’ (as is usual) but in ‘N’ (neutral). The advantage: Since the car is also parked in ‘N’, the driver does not have to switch to ‘P’ when starting. The ‘automatic’ is designed for a maximum input torque of 120 Nm and offers a long fifth gear. At greater speeds, this economy drive position causes the revs and thus the acoustic and exhaust emissions to be lowered—as well as consumption of course.
Geneva International Motor Show 2012: World premieres of the Golf GTI Cabriolet and Polo Blue GT
Additional up! concept cars showcase large range of the New Small Family
Cross Coupé: TDI plug-in hybrid concept car consumes just 1.8 l/100km
Wolfsburg / Geneva, 06 March 2012 – Volkswagen is presenting two world premieres at the Geneva Motor Show which begins today: the Golf GTI Cabriolet and the Polo Blue GT. Four new up! concept cars offer a look at the future versatility of the New Small Family. Another show highlight is the Cross Coupé. This concept car with TDI plug-in hybrid shines with fuel consumption of only 1.8 l/100 km.
Volkswagen is now launching the Golf Cabriolet on the market – an exceptionally sporty version of the Golf. The key GTI feature of the convertible is its 2.0 l TSI engine with 155 kW / 210 PS. The car also has running gear tuned for sporty performance and many typical GTI properties in its interior and on its exterior.
The new Polo Blue GT finds common ground between dominating performance and extreme fuel efficiency. Utilising the ACT cylinder deactivation system, which is making its Volkswagen debut in the car’s new 1.4-litre TSI (103 kW / 140 PS), the Polo Blue GT has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 l petrol per 100 km. Meanwhile, the excellently balanced 1.4 TSI runs just as quietly and with low vibration on two active cylinders as it does when all four combustion chambers are operating.
Four new up! concepts will debut in Geneva: from the swiss up! in the colours of the Swiss flag and winter up! with special features for winter sports to the x up! with an expedition-grade roof box and the cargo up! that is equipped as a small delivery vehicle with dark tinted rear windows.
Pointing the way to the future is the extremely fuel-efficient Cross Coupé concept – a plug-in hybrid. Powered by a TDI and two electric motors, it boasts a combined fuel consumption value of just 1.8 l/100 km – despite its combined power of 225 kW / 305 PS.
The new eco up!
Natural gas in the tank: eco up! is one of the world’s lowest emitting cars
The eco up! as a series version generates only 79 g/km of CO2 eco up! consumes only 2.9 kg of natural gas per 100 kilometres
Wolfsburg / Geneva, 06 March 2012 – In Geneva, Volkswagen will present the production version of the new eco up!. Thanks to natural gas as fuel and the standard BlueMotion Technology (among other things, Stop/Start system and battery regeneration), the latest up! sets a new benchmark in the area of CO2 emissions with a mere 79 g/km. Naturally, the combined fuel consumption is similarly low – a mere 2.9 kg/100 km of natural gas (CNG: compressed natural gas). The fact is: Until now, hardly any carmaker had a small car with CNG natural gas drive in its vehicle line-up. Even though this fuel offers enormous benefits. Natural gas engines are very low-emitting and enjoy tax privileges, for instance in Germany.
Engine data and driving performance. Volkswagen deploys a newly developed 1.0 litre three-cylinder of the EA211 engine series for the eco up! as well. The agile drive system produces 50 kW / 68 PS (at 6,200 rpm), and a maximum torque of 90 Nm is available between 3,000 to 4,300 rpm. Thus equipped, the eco up! accelerates to 100 km/h in 15.8 seconds. Its top speed: 168 km/h.