“You pay too much?” That is the question that the title of a classic late Volkswagen Beetle ads from 1960, which defines low cost car and choice of lifestyle and the beetle is not suitable for people “who are not afraid because they know they have money, if not on your car. “Four decades later, I spent several days in the true spiritual successor to the Beetle 60 years, a VW car so cheap, they can not even afford to sell the United States. This is because power does the Volkswagen Up cent were simply not made for these periods.
Named World Car of the Year a few months ago, Volkswagen Up is an effort to control global demand for cars in the city, with a semblance of style. At 11.6 meters, the top is more than a Scion iQ, but a few inches shorter than the Fiat 500. Volkswagen expects to sell around the world – but it was drawn by four dollars a gallon of gasoline in history has become an evening news, and VW said it would be too expensive for us to modify the specific incident and emission standards.
Outside, following the trend to put a little “style vehicles at low cost, with a square face and a profile that is unique, yet flexible enough that foreigners were arrested by the testator bright red. This new site also contains all the space in the back seat and storage area, which is generous enough to compete with the transport capacity of the class immediately above the utility.
The up! offers a study in spartan lodgings, and a vision of what the German engineers considered essential to conduct in the 21st century. All the fields in question is a sort of hard plastic with a strip of body-colored metal on the doors and exposed beams in a loft downtown. It has a backup radar system back, but there are vanity mirrors. The total number of cabotage is an album that last machine, the Porsche 911. Integrated navigation system VW mounted on the rod and the onboard computer of the panel, but had no budget to allow the driver to control the power window, or even to provide an armrest. Who needs a USB port, if the defendant has a simple plug-in support, Mr. Moneybags?
The speed is not a virtue, but it offers the UP offers all the benefits a slow machine activated as soon as possible. The body does not move much, the company faces Euro weighted sensation is deficient in some newer models, Step Up plump and not to punish the driver of a report on road imperfections.
VW Up is designed to move very quickly expensive, is excellent. The engine 75 hp three-cylinder remains to be fast, and Americans of many competitors to cut the grass, but the name of the car works as an answer to all intents and purposes, that his change in suggesstor how to use a five-speed manual transmission. One thing is to choose a dress super high at 35 mph when there are still 200 horses to explore, and another when a hill or an open path he intended, with little effect. In Europe, gasoline could reach 62 miles per gallon, and my gas mileage was 40 mpg in the range of high DC leadfoots within the ring road.
In Europe, it starts around $ 13,000, several thousand dollars less than the Scion iQ and the Fiat 500 to look at basic prices in the United States. There are some new models in the U.S. before they even start under $ 14 000 today, before blaming the greed of the automotive industry to keep in mind that the definition is the most popular model Fiat stripper 500, but the question of Gucci, which adhesives more than $ 20,000. Look no further than the Beetle today – almost swollen in a machine of medium size, with the list of options for all modern appliances, including USB ports – to see what the buyer demand that the car was the cheapest in the street. In a country that wants to have fun and comfort on the road, UP is also a basic tool – but given the options, a machine will be sensitive to many other Volk.