Frankfurt 2007: Volkswagen reveals rear-engined concept, the up!
Winterkorn also hinted at the car being sold internationally under VW, Seat and Skoda brands to spread around costs.
The up! is about 136 inches long and 64 inches wide with seating for four, rear-wheel drive and modest luggage space under the hood. A VW logo faintly shows through the rear plastic hatch, but glows when the brake lights come on.
With the up!, VW is breaking its recent trend of chasing the high-end of the market at the same time it brings back a Volkswagen power train setup not seen since the original Beetle. Formula for success? It worked once before.
[Sources: Drive and Autmotive News - Sub. Req.]
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