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Volkswagen Up! set to Spawn Audi Version

Audi A0 artist rendering
Audi A0 artist rendering

New Audi city car to be based on Volkswagen Up!

Audi will be tapping into Volkswagen's lineup for its new city car. The Volkswagen up! will get the full Audi upgrade and put the premium brand back into the city car segment.

Audi has been looking to re-enter the compact car segment for a while now, ever since they discontinued the A2. It seemed likely that Audi would break back into this segment with a car based on the A1 Concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last March. But according to an Audi source quoted in the AutoExpress.co.uk story, Audi is looking to fill both the A1 and the A2 gaps, with possibly another compact in the works in addition to the up! adaptation.

The new Audi will feature all the underpinnings from the up!. Volkswagen is developing both a gasoline and diesel 2 cylinder 600cc turbocharged engine for the car. The up! will also come with the 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder in VW's current engine line.

Source: AutoExpress
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Published Oct 30th, 2008 8:03pm By Alex Ricciuti

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wisp wisp
Ha ha ha!!! Walter De Silva has now finally lost it. This car - what is it - a Koi fish or something?
Oct 31st, 2008 8:10pm
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loki loki
this is a rendering and has nothing to do with Walter Da Silva. when will people finally get the difference between renderings (1), spy photos (2) and official sketches and pictures (3) ?!.. then, I love the philosophy behind this. it's precisely the reason why Audi is getting there: it's not by (only) making big and clumsy SUV's - like someone from München - that they achieve financial success. they just found the right balance between "folks cars" that sell a lot and bring in much cash, and exclusive dream machines like the R8.. or even RS 4, 5, 6 or S8..
Nov 1st, 2008 8:12am
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archytype archytype
not an audi
Oct 31st, 2008 7:00am
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
Wadda mean not an Audi? the grill not big enough for you?
Oct 31st, 2008 7:46am
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
yupp tuner mad, i dont think it is an audi either... the grill isnt big and audiish enough plus i think that the vw looks nice than the audi rendering
Oct 31st, 2008 6:31pm
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
An engine that a japanese Kei-Car have, which is German? hmm...
Oct 31st, 2008 1:12am
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DogFalcon DogFalcon
600cc turbo-charged? Let's see!
Oct 31st, 2008 12:38am
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