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Looks like the new Audi A0 will come with the 109bhp VW up! GT engine and real leather trim as well as LED tail lights and fancy headlamps etc. It may not arrive till 2015 so plenty of time to save up!
 

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Interesting indeed! I did wonder if they would do something like this. Makes sense to drop the gt now.
 

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Do you have a link to an article on it? Can't find much..

Looks great, essential just an expensive up I guess. Lol
 

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Look at the size of the brake discs! All round...overkill or what?
 

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shakotanVIP said:
That some rendering done by a student. I can't find any 'official' (either by Audi, or a proper motoring journalist) news that an Audi A0 based on the up! platform is even going to exist.
Try www.carsuk.net

However the prototype is not as pictured above. Edited by: Beevee
 

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In fact, when finding the original image above, I get this, which is from December 2012, which makes me less likely to believe it.

http://www.rs6.com/showthread.php/25142-Audi-A0-(city-car)-Ready-for-production

Which, in turn, leads to the original article here...

http://www.autoblog.nl/audi-a0-staat-te-trappelen-achter-de-coulissen

Which states the render was done by their in-house artist, Jochem Hinloopen

The article states that the magazine thinks that an A0-based on an up! would be a good idea, it is not reporting that any such vehicle intends to exist.




Edited by: shakotanVIP
 

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they should call it the pricey-up!

Can see some 'Up to AO front end conversion kits' becoming available, nooooo!!!
 

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Robbyrook said:
This pic is courtesy of today's Auto Express.

Proper LED DRLs included!

Again, that's someone's render, based on this picture of a Citigo.



Can you post a link to the Auto Express article, as I've searched on their website for Audi A0 and got zero results, and searched 'Audi', which their most recent news story was about the new Q7 on 31st October.
 

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I don't know if there is anything on the Auto Express website yet because
my information came from the digital subscription of AE on my iPad. The
printed version didn't arrive today but that's not unusual.



Here's the rear view, again courtesy of Auto Express. I like the tailgate and lights treatment but no so sure about the strange full-width bar running along underneath the number plate. That could be the justification for a major price hike over the bread and butter, common or garden, VW up!?

I see that the 2015 Audi A0 has reverted to the 2013 model aerial rather than the stubby 2014 version!




Here's the Auto Express article as written by Luke Madden. Thank you again Auto Express.

"AUDI is working on its own version of the Volkswagen up!, Auto Express has
learned. Our exclusive images show how the car might look, and it could arrive
as soon as 2015.





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CEO Rupert Stadler has said he wants such a model by the second half of the
decade. And should the new entry-level car get the green light, it would share
most of its tech with the up!, SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo, while adding a
distinctive look and a more premium interior.

At
present, the VW, SEAT and Skoda use the VW Group's New Small Family (NSF)
platform, and all are built at VW's plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The new Audi
""“ which would sit below the A1 in the range and could be badged A0 ""“ would sit
on the same platform and be assembled on the same line.

However,
to ensure the car could command a price premium over the up! ""“ it'd be expected
to start at £11,500 ""“ it'll get a look all of its own. This will include
hi-tech headlamps and LED tail-lights, Audi's trademark trapezoidal grille and
a range of alloy wheel options.

There'd
be an upmarket makeover inside, too, with abetter-integrated infotainment
system, leather trim and improved plastics to justify a higher price than the
up!, which starts at £8,185.

The
Audi would come with the 109bhp 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that was used in
the up! GT concept, rather than the 59bhp or 74bhp engines in the current cars.

And
it would also give the aborted up! GT a chance to come to market ""“ albeit not
as a VW. The concept was a pet project of then VW R&D boss, Dr Ulrich
Hackenberg, who's since moved to Audi to replace previous tech chief Wolfgang
Dürheimer.

In
addition, the baby Audi is set to be offered with an all-electric drivetrain
taken from the e-up! (hence the lack of tailpipes in our illustrations). It
could even get the VW XL1's diesel-electric hybrid set-up."
I'll leave you all to argue about it!!




Edited by: Robbyrook
 

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shakotanVIP said:
Beevee said:
www.carsuk.net/Audi-planning-version-vw. As reported a couple of weeks ago.
"It looks like..." is purely supposition, not supported by a single reference or quote from Audi, and not even backed up by a render.

That's shockingly bad journalism!




The article conatains a source link to a German language site called manager magazine online which quotes Audi boss Stadler as saying in addition to many other new models he would"like" to (no mentionhe "WILL") also include one based on the VW up!.
That's it, nothing more said and carsuk.net is creating a mountain out of ahalf sentencemole hill comment from some other website. Ironic website name by the way, car-suk.net




link to manager magazine online article:

http://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/autoindustrie/audi-chef-rupert-stadler-schraubt-absatzziel-hoch-a-928336.html
 

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If I try to google Audi A0 it says something completely different. The name is a concept vehicle a lot like Segway but you sit down instead of standing.
 

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When you think about it, Audi would be daft not to... all they have to do is some styling tweaks, everything else is already there... they will want a slice of the city car market too.
 
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