“Charged” hatchback Volkswagen GT Up! will appear in the automotive market in May 2015. German novelty, designed to pay tribute to the model Lupo GTI, get a set of solutions of the same name and the concept of a 1.0-liter 100-hp turbocharged gasoline engine.
However, it should immediately say that now and it is unclear whether “charged” Hatch sold on the European market? Reportedly, the model Volkswagen GT Up! Turbo, it is as its full name, will go on sale in May 2015 exclusively on the Brazilian market. It should also be recalled that the first time the concept of Volkswagen GT Up! was presented at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The production version of “charged” hatchback Volkswagen GT Up! Turbo will receive a 3-cylinder 1.0-liter petrol engine family EA211, which produces 100 horsepower. This engine, in its various modifications, was used in the updated model Polo, where it generated 95 and 115 forces. Production of the power unit will establish the facilities of the plant in Sao Paulo.
Tandem 3-cylinder engine will be a 5-speed manual transmission, which will transmit torque to the front wheels. How much will it cost “charged” hatchback Volkswagen GT Up! Turbo in the Brazilian market, not yet reported. In Europe ?! Perhaps the German auto giant will prepare us a surprise at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be presented to the production version of the car for the European market?
Although, it should be said that the Volkswagen Up! do not use in Europe a great consumer demand. Many experts are unsure whether Volkswagen to invest in this project? In addition, the South American standards on pollutant emissions are significantly different from the Euro-6.