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    Report: VW resurrects Lupo nameplate for the Up! city car

    We'd already heard that we wouldn't be getting the conventionally-powered version of Volkswagen's city car, the Up! Now we hear, per Autocar, that it won't be called the Up!, it will be called Lupo. The Lupo, a nameplate known throughout Europe until it ceased production in 2005, was VW's small, ...

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    REPORT: Larger VW E-Up! could come to the States

    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After showing off the E-Up! at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week and declaring it the Beetle of the 21st Century, VW is promising to have the tiny EV into small scale production in Europe by 2013. However, the people's automaker ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen calls E-Up! Concept "Beetle of the 21st Century"

    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen promises to release the "Beetle of the 21st Century" by 2013. Those are some of the biggest shoes in the history of the automobile to fill, and VW plans to do just that with a new car based on the New Small Family ...

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    VW microcar gets fast-track to production

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Volkswagen up! concept
    European manufacturers seem to have been taken aback by the recent success of their microcars. Now that consumers have gotten a taste of what life is like when you're choosing between filling your tank or your stomach, industry ...

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    Volkswagen developing car even smaller than up! with 117.6 mpg!

    Click above for high-res gallery of the VW up! Concept
    In Fall of 2007, Volkswagen unveiled a series of three mini car concepts called the up!, Space up! and Space up! Blue. Apparently the German automaker has determined that the tiny "four seat" up! just isn't small enough and is planning an even ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Audi's new up!-based city car

    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 ...

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    Audi confirms pure electric city car in the works

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Volkswagen up!
    Audi has long been rumored to be developing an electric car and many of us concluded that it would be based on the A1 concept that the German automaker recently showed off at the Paris Motor Show. According to Audi board member Peter ...

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    More details on VW's design renaissance

    It seems Volkswagen has breathed a collective "Oops!", and is now working to turn its design ship around. VW was known for neat, differentiated designs with great interior details. While this stayed true in some parts of the world, in the U.S., Volkswagen design turned into chrome shield grilles ...

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    Volkswagen up confirmed to be FWD, delayed five months

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Volkswagen up! Space concept.It was rumored last week and now it's been confirmed: Volkswagen's up! minicar will be switched from a rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout to a front-engine, front-wheel-drive arrangement when it goes on sale in 2011. According ...

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    VW up! could be switched to FWD

    Volkswagen is working hard to make the up! a reality, but the technological challenges of a rear engine, RWD car are proving to be more daunting than expected. The VW engineering team is reportedly having trouble conjuring up a low cost rear-engine layout. The problem has been trying to accommodate ...

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    Volkswagen releases three concepts... from 2028

    Click the above image of the Ego for more shots of VW's 2028 conceptsFor years, Inquiring minds have been imagining what the world will look like in the not-too-distant future, and, as you're no doubt aware, our brains have a knack for envisioning more than our feeble hands can produce. That ...

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    Production VW up! may drop rear engine and RWD

    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Volkswagen Space up!We'll admit to being a bit shocked that Volkswagen was even considering a move back to the rear-engine configuration it made fashionable all those years ago with its first vehicle, the ubiquitous Beetle, for the production version of ...

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    Volkswagen up! More details revealed

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Volkswagen up!Volkswagen's adorable little up! has the ambitious goal of becoming the next original Beetle, and new info on Auto Express seems to indicate that the Germans in Wolfsburg may be on to something. The up! will feature both gasoline and ...

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    Evidence of Apple and VW collaboration on up! dashboards?

    Last week we told you about Volkswagen's plan to put touch screens in every one of its cars next year and wondered if maybe this is what Apple had been helping VW sort out.Well, our brothers over at Engadget did some digging and came up with a video showing VW's UP touch interface in use. Apple ...

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    LA 2007: VW space up! blue

    Click image for photo galleryVW has adapted its globe-trotting up! concept for California's green sensibilities, packaged it like a micro-sized microbus and has brought the result to Los Angeles. The space up! blue is a fuel cell hybrid with plug-in capabilities. It leverages a high-temperature ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: VW gets it up!

    UPDATE: Press release added after the jump.Click the image above for more live high-res pics. Some may compare it to the Beetle, but in the end, it looks like a restyled Golf that's been left in the dryer for one cycle too long. The rear-engine, three-door, four-seat city car from Volkswagen, ...


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