Volkswagen is going head-to-head with Smart ForTwo

Posted By on November 7, 2008

UP! frontThe engineers at Volkswagen are working on a smaller version of their “UP!” which intends to be marketed against the Smart ForTwo mentioned in yesterday’s postthe single gas entry for 2009’s Greeen Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show. The new up will be the smallest VW model and will seat 2 people and is being called the ‘2-Liter’ and be based on the UP! platform. They plan on equiping the small fry with a 50 horsepower 1.0L three cylinder diesel. Reports have suggested that this small vehicle will return over 100 mpg, in fact VW is targeting 117 mpg. This should be interesting!

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