Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Volkswagen‘s Up! continued the trend from the past four years of small cars winning the World Car of the Year Award at the New York Auto Show today. “Our goal was always to make something small great,” a Volkswagen executive said on stage. To garner the award, the Up! beat both the volume-selling and luxurious… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Concepts Shows Off its Versatility: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Volkswagen Up! Concepts Shows Off its Versatility: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Volkswagen will be bringing their hip, new Up! model to the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in four concept flavors to show off its versatility. The four concepts include a Swiss Up!, Winter Up!, Orange x Up!, and Cargo Up! The Swiss Up! concept will sport the Swiss flag’s colors and a Tornado Red paint and… Continue Reading...

World Car of the Year Awards Finalists Announced

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World Car of the Year Awards Finalists Announced
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Whittled down from all the cars in the world, a group of 66 automotive journalists from across the globe have released their top 10 picks for the 2012 World Car of the Year and World Performance Car. That list, which will be further narrowed this month, is initially selected by secret ballot and then submitted… Continue Reading...

Opel Allegra “Junior” Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]

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Opel Allegra “Junior” Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]
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In 1989, Rick Moranis played a nerdy dad who accidentally downsized his children to an insect scale in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He probably wouldn’t have believed it if someone told him that 23 years later automakers would be doing the same thing to their cars. For those of us living in the North… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Reveals 2012 Up! 5-Door Hatchback

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Volkswagen Reveals 2012 Up! 5-Door Hatchback
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A showcase of compact, economic, and intelligent cabin design and ergonomics, Volkswagen reveals the 5-door version of its Up! city-car. Other than the addition of two extra doors for easier accessibility and a more conservative side profile that will further enhance rear visibility, the 5-door version is identical in wheelbase and interior dimensions. Power is… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Priced From $12,422 In United Kingdom

Volkswagen Up! Priced From $12,422 In United Kingdom
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Volkswagen‘s Up! city car will go on sale in the United Kingdom for £7,995 up to £11,180 ($12,422 to $17,371) with deliveries starting in the spring of 2012. A range of 1.0L three-cylinder gasoline engines will power the Up! with power ranging from 58 to 73 horsepower. The base Up! will be quite spartan but will come… Continue Reading...

Production Volkswagen Up! Shown Before Frankfurt Debut

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Production Volkswagen Up! Shown Before Frankfurt Debut
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Set to launch in December in the European market, Volkswagen‘s up! looks to be the next great small car in the segment, especially since it’s the first with City Emergency Braking. The up! features a 1.0L three-cylinder gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology and a Stop/Start system, allowing the powerplants to get 56-mpg from its 59-hp… Continue Reading...

Skoda To Get Minicar Based On Volkswagen Up

Skoda To Get Minicar Based On Volkswagen Up
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Volkswagen is planning to spread the platform love with its new Up city car, with Czech subsidiary Skoda being the first VW division to get the tiny car, with a SEAT-branded version to follow. Packaged as a three-door five-seater, a 1.0L gasoline engine and a 1.2L diesel engine will be offered, with an all-electric version… Continue Reading...
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