In addition to the eco up! Volkswagen will also present the four-door version of the ‘up!’. The four-door will be powered by the same engines – the 60PS and 75PS 1 litre petrol engines. The combined fuel consumption as a BlueMotion technology version with features like Stop/Start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance is advertised as : 4.1 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4.2 l/100 km (75 PS). Equipment versions will still include the take up!, move up!, high up!, black up!, white up! variants. There is no change in the exterior dimension of the 4 door car.
While the lower window line of the two-door rises towards the rear near the C-pillars, it forms a straight line on the four-door car. The crisp and short body overhangs are also distinctive on the four-door. The rear doors open wide and offer comfortable entry – including for adults. The four-seat, four-door car offers the same good interior space as the two-door, and the amount of space is remarkable given the vehicle’s size.
The up! has been quite the rage in Europe, registering highest number of bookings in Germany, in its class. Optional features like City Emergency Braking improve safety of occupants. This system is active over a speed range of 5 to 30 km/h.
As an alternative to the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, for the first time Volkswagen will be offering these two petrol engines with a new, automatic 5-speed gearbox as an option over the course of the year. In May, the four-door version will arrive at dealers in Germany whereas the rest of Europe will get it by early summer.
Of course, any speculations of this car or the Skoda Citigo coming to India have been put to rest, thanks to a statement from Skoda Auto.