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, or the 27 PennState students who set the Guinness World Record by stuffing themselves into a New Beetle fairly recently—there will always be a group to see how many people they could fit into an automobile of some sort.

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And that’s exactly what VW’s Communication department did. By taking the new Up! city car, the company wanted to see how many people they could fit into the confines of the sub-compact with all the doors and windows closed and the car completely unmodified.

After many attempts, VW finally crammed 15 beautiful young women (don’t worry, Chris Hanson wasn’t lurking in the corners at the time of this post publishing) and supposedly one lucky chap into the Up!—I bet he was having the time of his life. However, being as this is an unofficial record, don’t expect to see this pop up in the Guinness Book of World Records.

– By: Chris Chin


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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