Skoda CitiJet: A Wee Little Czech Speedster That Will Win Your Heart

Today for your moment of squeeeeee we bring you the ultimate in Czech adorableness. The Skoda CitiJet is our favorite Czech automaker's concept for VW's Worthersee festival, and it makes that Seat Cupster look like a pile of puke. » 5/22/14 9:43am 5/22/14 9:43am

Electric Cars Are Safer and Cooler With A Beatboxer Guy At The Back

The biggest problem with electric cars is that they don't sound that great. That's why Volkswagen fitted the up! with loudspeakers and Fatih Sahin. That's one way to make it better. » 12/26/13 12:00pm 12/26/13 12:00pm

The Volkswagen Twin-Up Concept Will Be An XL1 You Can See Out Of

The Volkswagen XL1 is a sleek, futuristic-looking design that happens to boast a really efficient diesel-electric powertrain. It's awesome, but it's super expensive. That's why VW has decided to put the XL1's setup in a cheaper car, the very cool Up!, in addition to the gas and electric-onlyversions of the funky… » 11/08/13 10:25am 11/08/13 10:25am

Volkswagen Might Sell Us The up! Without Doors Or A Roof

Of the six Volkswagen up! concepts that were trotted out back at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the one that least looked likely for anything other than sitting on an auto show floor was this roofless, doorless homage to the Meyers Manx Buggy. » 6/30/13 2:00pm 6/30/13 2:00pm

The e-up! Is Volkswagen's First Electric Production Vehicle

Forget the brilliant but probably outrageously expensive (and so far only moderately produced) XL1 for a second. That's using a bit of diesel anyway! The greenest vehicle from Volkswagen doesn't need fossil fuel. Meet the electric up! city car, or e-up! to its friends. » 3/14/13 3:00pm 3/14/13 3:00pm

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

Volkswagen Up! goes for the Mini's mojo

The tiny Volkswagen Up! concepts that VW flooded Frankfurt with this year won't see American shores — but if they perform as well as VW seems to think they will, Europeans should soak up all the extraneous exclamation points VW can build. » 9/13/11 4:30pm 9/13/11 4:30pm

Volkswagen's 260 MPG Diesel Hybrid Coupe

Showing a high-mileage prototype in oil country? That takes some brass ones, Volkswagen. The company went to Qatar to reveal the XL1. VW says the diesel hybrid can travel more than 260 miles on a gallon of UAE tea. » 1/25/11 12:30pm 1/25/11 12:30pm

Audi To Build Their Own VW Up!

According to AutoExpress » 10/31/08 10:30am 10/31/08 10:30am, Audi is reportedly looking to fill the city car hole in their lineup with a version of the . The UK mag's even mocked up what they think an of the sub-sub compact would look like in a color that appears to be... yes, lime green. The Audi would get the same engine lineup expected to fit under…

Electric Audi Under Development, Not A1-Based

According to Audi board member Peter Schwarzenbauer, speaking at last week's Paris Motor Show » 10/09/08 10:40am 10/09/08 10:40am, the Audi group is developing an all-electric car based on the pending compact. His statement bolsters Audi's claim at the beginning of the year of plans for an electric within five to ten years. Whatever this electric Audi…

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