Volkswagen Up! set to Spawn Audi Version

 Volkswagen Up! set to Spawn Audi Version
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
Published Oct 30, 2008 1:03 pm By Alex Ricciuti

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Comments (7)

 wisp wisp
Ha ha ha!!! Walter De Silva has now finally lost it. This car - what is it - a Koi fish or something?
October 31, 2008 1:10 pm
 archytype archytype
not an audi
October 31, 2008 12:00 am
 Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
An engine that a japanese Kei-Car have, which is German? hmm...
October 30, 2008 6:12 pm
 DogFalcon DogFalcon
600cc turbo-charged? Let's see!
October 30, 2008 5:38 pm