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LAIAS: VW "Up! Lite"

just cuz imho its face is so much better than the other UP's (or any Vdub?)

LA 2009: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept teases with practical, lightweight innovation - Autoblog
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Volkswagen has just taken the cover off an all-new concept called the Up! Lite, a sinister looking diesel hybrid that gets (according to VW) 70 mpg combined. As in both City and Highway. Impressive, even if that only ends up being 90 percent accurate. In fact, should Volkswagen decide to green light the unfortunately named Up! Lite, it would be the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly four seat vehicle on the planet. Again, if the Up! Lite comes to fruition, we'll all be impressed. Interestingly, this concept isn't the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly car on earth is because another Volkswagen -- the L1 from Frankfurt is. But it only seats two.

Ready for the good parts? The aptly titled Up! Lite barely tips the scales at 1,530 pounds... ...This svelteness is achieved via a mix of aluminum, lightweight steel and carbon fiber. For instance, the roof is made entirely from the expensive weave. And those amazing wheels consist of ten carbon-fiber spokes and an aluminum fairing. Nifty...

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Re: LAIAS: VW "Up! Lite"

not ma cup of tea, but it seems to be the type of vehicle VW drivers like.

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Re: LAIAS: VW "Up! Lite"

just think it's SUCH an improvement over the current?coming:

or
even worse
the semi-Hoover(Audi) front they were using

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Re: LAIAS: VW "Up! Lite" = FOR REAL

Diesel-powered VW Beetle, all-electric Up U.S.-bound - LeftlaneNews
12/07/2009, 5:34 PM
By Drew Johnson
Although Volkswagen’s press conference at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show only featured two vehicles – the Final Edition of the New Beetle and the Up Lite concept – it turned out to be a fitting display for the automaker’s future U.S. plans...

...planning to sell an all-electric version of its Up hatchback here, according to Automotive News...

...Jacoby also revealed that the U.S. will receive an all-electric version of the company’s Up hatchback. VW ruled out a gas-only version of the Up for the U.S., but hasn’t closed the door on other Up variants. “This is a study to find out whether customers have an interest in very low fuel consumption,” Ulrich Hackenberg, head of technical development for VW, said of the Up Lite concept. “For American customers, it’s very important to present themselves as green.” LA’s Up Lite concept feature a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain and the promise of 70mpg.

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Re: LAIAS: VW "Up! Lite"

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just think it's SUCH an improvement over the current?coming:

or
even worse
the semi-Hoover(Audi) front they were using
Its already here, I saw one a week ago.



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Re: LAIAS: VW "Up! Lite"

Why does that look a lot like a FOCUS?? Wow...who knew that the German engineers at VW liked the Focus...

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