Volkswagen Up! Light concept. Click image to enlarge
Volkswagen Up! Light concept
Toronto, Ontario – After its world premiere in Los Angeles last December, the Volkswagen Up! Lite concept car made its Canadian premiere in Toronto today at the Canadian International Auto Show. The fuel-efficient and cleverly designed four-seater with full hybrid drive offers a combined fuel consumption of just 2.44 L/100 km or 70 mpg on the highway!
Its powertrain consists of a TDI (turbo-diesel injection) engine, electric motor, and 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).
The three-door concept is one of the world’s most fuel efficient cars – and from the perspective of its overall CO2 footprint, also one of the world’s most environmentally friendly four-seater cars. Its CO2 emissions are a sensational 65 g/km.
Many of the components of the 695 kilogram light Volkswagen are based on those of the future New Small Family, an entirely new model series that is already scheduled for market launch in initial countries at the end of 2011.