• Oct 29, 2008
The up! is primed to be VW's long-awaited encore to the "People's Car," providing consumers abroad with an extremely efficient run-about that can get up to 95 European MPGs. The up! sounds like a vehicle VW should have been building all along, but does it sound like an Audi? The scribes over at Auto Express think so, and their rendering of an Audi up! looks the part. The image is a lightly reworked version of the stylish little up! concept, with body panels and roof lines looking very much like the V-Dub city car from that was first unveiled at Frankfurt.
The headlights are more vertical on the Audi and the open mouth look on the up!'s lower fascia is truncated by Audi's trademark split grille. The C-pillar is more triangular than the up! and the taillamps look like they were ripped from an A4 and stretched vertically.

Auto Express is reporting that an Audi version of the up! will be available in 2012. If that's true, it's unlikely we'll see the micro-Audi in the States in '12 anyway. We colonials aren't usually up (rimshot) for spending a big premium for a really small car that isn't named MINI.

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Thankfully this monstrosity will not make it here. The Europeans can keep this one!
        • 6 Years Ago
        ..this from a Hyundai fan..foolish Korean crap
        Das Auto
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh ! The first Audi low cost; it's not a good thing for the design and the world of cars...It's à VW Fow with a single frame calendar ! brrrhhh....the green car of Ugly Betty! So beautiful as her !
      • 6 Years Ago
      jose, i tell you, no way.

      just cuz it's rendered doesn't make it news. i guarantee you that if audi makes a tiny city car it will *not* look like that junk in the render, and seriously, u guys should know it too. so while speculating on future audi product is fair game, why spend a whole paragraph commenting on this offensively ugly turd?
        • 6 Years Ago
        i'm just looking at this thing again... it's so ugly it really moves me to feel a whole spectrum of emotions. anger, despair, disgust, bewilderment... and seriously, seriously, auto express' first line in the article? "Take a look at the smallest, most beautifully formed Audi ever."

        i thought they were being facetious, but either they weren't or they were just being *really* sarcastic throughout the whole article...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yuck. This flies in the face of everything Audi has done for style and design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      blasphemy I tell you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think Audi would do a better job on the styling of this car, if it actually came into existence. Small cars are the future, so it's important that they look nice, drive well, and are fun and safe to be inside. I personally would love something that gets 95 mpg on the euro-cycle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why do all small cars have to be funky colors? anyways looks like a ford ka
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not all small cars. I know some personalized ones do look odd, but most of the colours MINI offers are pretty similar with any other brand's. As with the rendering... its just a rendering, hopefully its just one of the scrap designs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i like the color...it's about the only redeemable part of that rendering
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      what about the A1?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The emblem on the c-pillar kills it for me. Why would these people think Audi would suddenly, against all current and past cars, slap an emblem on the c-pillar?!

      I'd expect a more A1 look than an up! look.
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