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The up! was designed by a team led by Volkswagen Group Head of Design, Walter de Silva, and Volkswagen Brand Design Chief, Klaus Bischoff. In commenting on the concept for the up!’s design, Bischoff says: ‘The perfect layout of a small compact car is based on a box with a wheel at each corner. The up! is one of the very few which comes close to doing this. It is not just the relationship between the wheelbase and the overhangs which is important, but also that of the vehicle’s width and track. From any angle the wheels must be positioned as far to the outside of the vehicle as possible, so as to make the compact body stable and reliable on the road. It is therefore the objective, without further design and detailing, to lend a unique and solid appearance to the car. The shape must be right, even before important elements like the front design or the side window graphics establish the character of the model.’

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Volkswagen UP! GTI Pictures

Power, performance and poise. Four decades after the launch of the original Golf GTI the up! GTI continues the sporting tradition. Its turbocharged TSI engine gives the up! GTI 115 PS and 230 Nm torque. That enables it to reach 62 mph from a standstill in 8.8 seconds and it continues to 122 mph. The […]



VW UP! Interior Images

VW UP! Interior Images



VW UP! Design Images

VW UP! Design & Concept Images



Volkswagen UP! Five Door Images

Volkswagen UP! Five Door Images



Frankfurt Motorshow Images

Frankfurt Motorshow Images 2011



VW UP! Interior Images

Interior images of the VW Up – including boot, rear seats, front seats, dials, heating controls and engine.