Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Volkswagen to launch VW Up with Diesel engine in 2013

The German Auto giant, Volkswagen confirmed on the side lines of the ongoing Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil that the car maker will launch the Up based small car with a diesel engine in the first half of 2013. The diesel engine will be powered a two cylinder diesel engine. This was announced by VW's R&D head Ulrich Hackenberg at the Sao Paulo Motor Show on Monday.

He said the two-cylinder engine was compatible with all models in the New Small Family platform, which opens up the possibility of a two-cylinder diesel version of the NSF-based VW Taigun concept when it makes production as expected in 2015.

Hackenberg also revealed that the engine would be derived from the unit fitted to the radical XL1 concept car, which uses an electric motor and extremely low weight to compensate for the fact that the engine puts out just 35kW.

Stay tuned for more information. View more information on VW Up


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