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Report: Volkswagen’s entry-level sub-brand delayed due to cost

Volkswagen was rumored to be in the works with a new entry-level brand that could undercut its entire portfolio by offering super-affordable cars for developing countries. However, interestingly enough, Volkswagen ran into cost issues, mainly balancing cost and quality. According to AutoCar, the Wolfsburg automaker is “struggling” to keep costs down while maintaining proper levels of […]

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World Record for Tightest Parallel Park

Video: Stuntman breaks world record for Tightest Parallel Park with Volkswagen Up

German stunt-driver Ronny Wechselberger – aka Ronny C’ Rock – has successfully smashed the world record for the tightest parallel park between two other vehicles with just 5.51 inch of spare space. Wechselberger was able to drift a 11 foot 7.3 7 inch Volkswagen UP between two other Ups by sliding the car into a […]

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Report: Volkswagen Up gets new automated sequential manual for better efficiency

Although the Volkswagen Up is not for the US, those who are interested and able to get the Wolfsburg automaker’s city car should know that it will be coming with an all-new, more efficient gearbox option. Volkswagen calls it their Automated Sequential Gearbox or ASG, which will cost the UK buyer £595. The ASG is […]

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2012 Volkswagen Up

2012 New York: Volkswagen Up named 2012 World Car of the Year

The Volkswagen Up! has been named the 2012 World Car of the Year by a jury of 66 top journalists from 25 countries at the 2012 New York Auto Show. “This award shows once again that in the up!, our designers and engineers have created a vehicle that has been thought through in minute detail. […]

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2012 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen Up! Concepts

Swiss-themed Volkswagen up! concepts coming to Geneva Motor Show

There are like 80 (massive exaggeration) different versions of the Volkswagen Up! concept – however, that’s not going to stop V-dub from offering more at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Now in its full production version, Volkswagen will show some interesting concepts that can be applied to the Up! if you live in Switzerland. Swiss […]

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2013 Volkswagen Up Four Door

Volkswagen Up! gets an extra two-doors

In Germany, the new two-door Volkswagen Up! has already earned first place in its class in recent registrations. Now Volkswagen is raising the bar by releasing the four-door version of the Up!, which will go on sale in European markets in May. Volkswagen says that it projects over half of all Up! buyers will choose […]

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Report: VW has no plans to bring subcompact cars to the U.S.

Many automakers are now rushing to bring subcompact vehicles to the U.S. market and you would think that a company like Volkswagen would be the first out of the gate with a subcompact – but that’s definitely not the case. Currently, the smallest V-dubs offered in the United State are the Jetta and the Golf […]

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Volkswagen crams 16 people into the new Up!

Automobile history has a long running tradition of taking some of the smallest production cars in the world and seeing how many human beings they can fit inside with the car completely intact and closed. Whether it was the 86 people crammed into a VW Camper at Carlow’s Institute of Technology in Ireland in 2009, […]

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2012 Seat Mii is another Volkswagen Up! with a different badge

Following the debut of the Volkswagen Up at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, sister brand Skoda unveiled its version called the Citigo. Seat is now joining the Up bandwagon with the new Mii city car. The new Seat Mii will go on sale at the end of this year at hits home market and will […]

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Volkswagen confirms five-door Up!, as previewed by cross Up! Concept

Volkswagen confirmed today that it will be producing a five-door version of the Up! that made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The five-door Up! will be based on the cross Up! concept that also debuted at the Frankfurt show. “The cross up! previews the five-door up! but with the styling cues of […]

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