Audi Will Get Its Own up! As A Way To Boost Profits

We don't get the Volkswagen up! and that's a shame, because it looks like a fun little car. And it's also unfair, because the world seems like it has plenty of up! variants in the form of clones sold at Skoda and SEAT dealers. Now Audi's going to get that up! action. » 10/22/13 2:15pm 10/22/13 2:15pm

Volkswagen Throws up!s On Geneva Motor Show Stage

VW has sent out an unbelievably upbeat press release for its four new up! design studies: the swiss up!, the winter up!, the x up!, and the cargo up!. Silly names, right? » 3/01/12 1:30pm 3/01/12 1:30pm

VW Wants To Make Up! (Lite) Yours In 2011

This is the VW UP! Lite concept, debuting moments ago at the LA Auto Show. It's a four-seat, front-wheel-drive, diesel-electric hybrid with 70MPG fuel economy. While it's not production-intent, Ze Germans have announced plans for an ultra-efficient compact by 2011. » 12/02/09 2:20pm 12/02/09 2:20pm

Volkswagen E-Up! Concept: Enjoy The Silence

What we thought was an electric minivan is in fact a quiet little "3+1" city car. What we believed to be an 82-horsepower zero emissions concept was just that. Volkswagen says it's the Beetle of the future; we're thinking Polo. » 9/17/09 6:15pm 9/17/09 6:15pm

Volkswagen E-Up Concept: All-Electric German Micro-Van

Don't look now, but the all-electric VW E-Up, the silent-but-deadly concept version of the forthcoming VW Up, will be unveiled tomorrow in Frankfurt. It'll get an 82HP e-motor with 80 miles of range and a 30 minute partial charge time. » 9/14/09 8:00pm 9/14/09 8:00pm

1946 Chevrolet Custom Pickup

Last but not least on our parade of the Great 8 is this extremely custom 1946 Chevrolet Pickup. Nearly every body panel on the thing is hand built, so calling it a '46 is an effort in suspended disbelief. We're betting it will light the tires pretty quickly too since the truck is sporting a 425 HP 6.1L Hemi with fuel… » 3/10/08 4:30pm 3/10/08 4:30pm

1967 GMC Pick Up

Excuse us if we didn't take much time to look into this GMC which was on the stands as a pick for the Ridler award at this years 2008 Detroit Autorama, it just didn't tickle our fancy. Sure it was built well, and everything seemed to have an appropriate level of hot roddery, but was just a little too... meh. Maybe it… » 3/10/08 3:15pm 3/10/08 3:15pm

LA Auto Show Preview: Volkswagen Space Up! Blue Plug-in Hybrid

For the Los Angeles show, Volkswagen's ubiquitous new minicar concept, dubbed Up!, alights the hybrid bandwagon (bandwagen?). It's a version of the more spacious Space Up! from the Tokyo auto show, powered by a novel fuel-cell hybrid drive system with solar support. The system's an outgrowth of VW's research in gas… » 11/14/07 7:02am 11/14/07 7:02am

Fuel-Cell Version of VW Space Up! Concept Head to Los Angeles?

Volkswagen's awfully serious about its new Up! concept becoming a cognitive itch — the vehicular equivalent to "My Sharona." That's largely because the Up! is a prototypical standard-bearer for for the company's plan to retake the world's budget-car market. Now, we hear from Carscoop V-dub will show a hydrogen… » 11/12/07 11:15am 11/12/07 11:15am

Volkswagen Space Up! Concept

Here in Tokyo yesterday, Volkswagen rolled out the latest small-car concept based on its new Up! platform. That is, a longer, taller version of the rear-engined Up! shown in Frankfurt, with more room for IKEA furniture, stuffed animals or assorted cartons of ethnic curries. It's the product of a design team led by… » 10/25/07 2:00am 10/25/07 2:00am

Tokyo Motor Show: Volkswagen Space Up! Concept Car

Here in Tokyo, V-Dub's just revealed a new version of it's Up! concept car revealed last month during the Frankfurt Auto Show. Unlike the last one, a micro-car measuring a minuscule 3.45 meters, this one's giant. And by giant, we mean it's 3.68 meters long. Yes, yes, it's ginormous — exactly 23 centimeters longer than… » 10/23/07 11:30pm 10/23/07 11:30pm

VW To Bring Back Beetle?

In a leaked document, Volkswagen's plans for a rear-engined, RWD city car based on the up! concept have been unveiled. Measuring 3.5 meters in length, the 3-door version should retail for €8,950 and, in true VW style, will serve as the platform for a number of additional models. Manufacture is expected to take place… » 10/15/07 1:15pm 10/15/07 1:15pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Volkswagen Stands Up! For A Live Reveal

We're here live at the official reveal for the Volkswagen Up! concept car which we've been told is being sold by VW as "like a new Beetle" with it's projected 67 MPG or higher fuel economy rating. Sorry for the low quality of these first shots, we'll move in for the kill in a few moments — keep checking back here… » 9/11/07 5:26am 9/11/07 5:26am

Frankfurt Auto Show: Volkswagen "Up!" Concept Car Revealed

Volkswagen prepares to stand "Up!" here at the Frankfurt Auto Show with a new concept car designed to compete with the Smart ForTwo. As we were the first to tell you earlier, it's called the "Up!" and VW's planning on bringing the rear-engined, high-design subcompact to market in the next two years and we've heard… » 9/10/07 5:41pm 9/10/07 5:41pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Volkswagen Reveals "Up!" Concept Car Sketch On…



Last night the above commercial called "Das Auto" was shown here on German TV before an expected announcement today, one day before the Frankfurt Auto Show, of a new Smart-fighting concept car called the "Up!" Yes, that's an exclamation point in the name of the concept car, and no, we've no idea why it's there.… » 9/10/07 2:30am 9/10/07 2:30am