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Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept

By luanpa in | January 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept

Volkswagen debuted the Up! City-car concept series at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show. The Up! Lite concept is a three-door, four-seater version of the future VW small car powered by a hybrid powertrain, With a relatively spacious interior .

Volkswagen expect to built Up! Lite concept as a version of the future VW small car, Exterior features include front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch aluminium and carbon fibre wheels and LED rear lights. Interior equipment comprises of a 5.7-inch touch screen, an MP3 player, an Internet connection and a telephone. It measures 3.8 metres long, 1.4m tall, 1.6m wide and has a wheelbase of 2.45m. Safety systems installed include ESP, one rear and two side cameras in place of rear-view mirrors. With a combined rating of 70 MPG, and a low 0.237 Cd, this car screams efficiency and it only weighs 1530lbs.

The Up! Lite concept is equiped with two sources. The first is a 2-cylinder 0.8-litre TDI engine making 38kW (51hp) at 4,000rpm and 120Nm between 1,800rpm and 2,250rpm. The other which work well to result in a small aerodynamic footprint  ekeing out an impressive 65 g/km of CO2 emissions. Many components within are made of carbon fiber, resulting in it weighing a mere 695kg. The Up! Lite will most likely never enter production, but you could see future Volkswagen vehicles incorporate technology within. The concept car is claimed to accelerate from 0-62mph in 12.5 seconds and has a top speed of 160km/h (100 mph).

In terms of its design VW preferred clean, clear lines, a new simple front grille that opens/ closes according to need and a rear profile akin to a sports hatch. The roof is made of 3.3kg carbon fibre. The car is made largely from aluminium, steel and carbon fibre.

Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept

Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept

Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept rear view



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