Sunday, May 19, 2013

VW Up! owner's age graph - How old is the main driver of UP!

Poll Question: How old is the main driver of your UP!
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Friday, May 17, 2013

VW summons cars of new small family back to car services

German car maker Volkswagen is going to check about 43 thousand  cars from New Small Family made in this year. VW's slovak plant made a mistake in assembling cars of line called "New Small Family". To this group belongs Volkswagen Up!, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii.

43  thousand car owners should visit car services - these are cars produced from begin of this year till March/13/2013. VW gave a reason to fix airbags. In these car could be central processing unit wrong configured for side-airbags sensors. By accident airbag is late or no activated by special conditions.

The owners of  Volkswagen Up!, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii were officialy invited to car services for a short visit, this issue should be repaired during few minutes. Official VW sources says not more than half an hour will stay car owner is service.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

VW up! GT 2013 - sharp kid finally goes into production

Head of research and development of Volkswagen confirmed at the Paris Motor Show in 2012 that pocket hot hatch VW up! GT will go into production. The deam comes true.

Early in year 2012 appeared speculative information that Volkswagen gives the  green to sport model built on the foundations of urban mini up! Ulrich Hackenberg, in Wolfsburg responsible for the development of new models revealed that small GT actually start selling.



To refresh your memory recall that fast toy gets a turbocharged inline three-cylinder 1.0 TSI with an output of 110 hp and maximum torque of 175 Newton meters. The unit will be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and a weight of only 885 kg stretches up! the hundred in 8.5 seconds and will go up to 195 km/h. The manufacturer moreover boast a combined consumption of 4.5 liters per 100 km.

The exact details of construction are unknown, but surely we can expect reduced and tighter suspension, bigger wheels, stronger brakes and bodykit corresponding to the original concept. The cab then tweaks better contoured seat. In addition to fittest model up! Hackenberg also confirmed its electric version of a model powered by natural gas. All three then arrive next year.