Thursday, September 29, 2011

Seat Mii - the third of NSF

We know the name of new small Skoda only two days. And today we likely know the name of 3rd member of New Small Family of Volkswagen. It should be Seat Mii.

The differences are again in small details. Seat Mii will have more sharpen front lights against Skoda Citigo and dark grill ala Seat, bigger than on Up! and smaller to Citigo.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The twin of Vw Up is Skoda Citigo

On 27th Sept 2011 Skoda introduced new model with name Skoda Citigo. Citigo would be in sale in November 2011, first for buyers in Czech Republic.

Skoda Citigo comes as a new member of the smallest VW's model line called New Small Family. The first one is Volkswagen Up! introduced on IAA Frakfurt 2011. Skoda Citigo got the 2nd number and the 3rd will be some Seat model with unknown name till these days.

Common construction of new small family (NSF) determinates the basic proportions for the concern triplets. Top designer of Skoda Jozef Kaban changed some details of Citigo. The main difference to Up! is the boot door. In Skoda model this part is not whole from glass. Citigo is 3.56m long, 1.65m wide and 1.48 tall. In spite of small dimensions the car offers the boot with space of 251 liters. If you will not use rear seats space will grow up to 951liters.

Cheap model Citigo thinks seriously about safety. According to Skoda speech man in this NFS model was side airbags Head-thorax used. These care about safety of front and back passengers as well. The basic  packet should have braking system City Safe Drive. We already introduced this system in information about VW Up! packets.

The same thing like in VW Up! Skoda Citigo in the first production months will be offered with 1l 3 cylinders gas engine.  Engine will have too outputs 44kW or 55kW. At disposal will be green line model with 4.2l/100km gas consumption.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Frankfurt Motor Show 2011: Volkswagen UP

via: autotraderuk

IAA Frankfurt 2011 and VW Up

Do you want try and sit into Bentley, Porsche, Bentley on IAA 2011? No problem. You will be in troubles if you are looking forward to try Volkswagen Up! No car took so big attention as the newcomer from VW under 10000 Euro.

The first impression is good - Up! looks simply easy. The designers Walter de Silva a Klaus Bischof just made bodyshell with few moves from a block. The priority was an interior space and aerodynamics with coefficient 0.32. But the space on rear seats  is not enough for 180cm tall person behind the same tall driver. Nothing surprising in this category level. Even VW is not a magic man.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Short ride od VW Up

We found video on Youtube with few second ride of VWUP. It was captured on event when prime minister of Slovakia welcomed vw up production in his country. In the first 20 seconds video shortly shows real prototype of Up!

9500 Euro for base model of VW Up

Few days ago we announced available packets of VW Up!. Starting price of "take up!" packet is about 9500 €. We think price is adequate when the VW Up will have overall good assembling concern quality.