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    Thread: Volkswagen UP! Lite Concept

    1. 12-03-2009 11:08 AM #26
      Ugly ass end, cool ass interior..

    2. 12-03-2009 12:19 PM #27
      i like it. i like orig. better. but i'd this were here along side the polo 3 door gti, that would (will) be a car i'd buy.

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      12-03-2009 01:10 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by Grinder »
      I look forward to seeing a production cars with video rear view mirrors like on this and other cool show cars. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Because? Sure, it's more aerodynamic, but the disadvantages of cost and complexity easily negate that advantage in my opinion. Simple is better. "Any part not included on a vehicle costs nothing and never breaks." It was a quote from a GM executive decades ago and it's what VW used to live by. I hope that it comes back.
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      12-03-2009 01:11 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by buttman226 »
      It would sell like hotcakes here in the silicon valley and let's face it, the rest of the world doesn't really matter.

      That kind of remark really doesn't do your image any good. At all. Unless my sarcasm meter is on the fritz.
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    5. 12-03-2009 05:29 PM #30
      like it better then the org "up"
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      12-03-2009 08:44 PM #31
      ew.

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      12-04-2009 12:01 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »
      With a 50hp 0.8 liter 2-cylinder engine + 14hp electric motor really I don't see this selling in the US, especially with a 12.5 second 0-60 time. Maybe if you can knock it down to 10 seconds. Just give us a Golf diesel hybrid.
      12.5 sec is plenty fine. Over the last 20 years people have developed ridiculous expectations of power and acceleration. My 1974 Opel Manta did something like 12.5 sec and it was fine. My 85 GTI supposedly did 9, but it never felt that fast.
      As oil production falls people will have no choice but to adjust to the new paradigm - slower more fuel efficient cars. Why fight it?
      And one way to do it is to make cars like this one. Cool looking inside and out, desirable and super fuel efficient. Win, win, win.


      Modified by 85GTI at 9:03 PM 12-3-2009

    8. 12-04-2009 07:40 AM #33
      Is it just me, or does it look like a smiling Stormtrooper?


    9. 12-04-2009 05:12 PM #34
      VAG finally dropped the diesel hybrid. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] I see it as a bigg F you to toyota.
      NEW CAR FINALLY

    10. 12-04-2009 10:56 PM #35
      I'd rather this than the original Up! concept. That looked incredibly awkward. Though if fuel efficiency is their goal, I'm not sure why they'd put 18" wheels on it.

    11. 12-05-2009 02:10 AM #36
      GORGEOUS!!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    12. 12-05-2009 05:53 AM #37
      lol we can only dream of mileage like that here in the us, no matter what we are a gasoline consuming country....................... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

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      12-05-2009 11:19 AM #38
      The interior is killer! I could deal with that car!

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      12-05-2009 02:39 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by Djibril »
      I'd rather this than the original Up! concept. That looked incredibly awkward. Though if fuel efficiency is their goal, I'm not sure why they'd put 18" wheels on it.

      They saw this:

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    15. 12-06-2009 03:45 PM #40
      ugly Honda and Toyota now have competition for the ugliest car

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      12-07-2009 11:08 PM #41
      First, I won't take the bait VW. Another concept that will take 3-4 years to come to Europe and never be imported to the USA. Besides it looks like a 1985 Honda CRX with a body kit. I am more interested in "real" cars that actually make it to the local VW Dealer's Showroom. You know the Polo GTI, the new Jetta GLI, Scirroco, etc. "real" cars that you can sit in, lease, and buy. Clever concept car designs that never reach production are like Playboy centerfolds, great to look at but you never get to "drive" them.
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    17. 12-08-2009 02:22 AM #42
      Looks very sleek. I like it. wonder how much the final price will end up being.

    18. 12-08-2009 04:24 PM #43
      WOW
      Amazing !
      Perfect aerodynamics look soooo good. How did they managed to lower the Drag coeff that low ??
      I want one, Where I pre-order ?
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-09-2009 12:37 AM #44

      Figure out a way to give it a manual trans option ... and I might just buy one. Until then I'll be motoring along in my TDI. VW's are about the driving experience! Something I'm not sure the engineers in Wolfsburg always remember. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    20. 12-09-2009 07:33 PM #45
      Love it, hope VW moves in this direction with their styling of future cars...

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      12-10-2009 05:00 PM #46

      Quote, originally posted by TWinbrook46636 »
      With a 50hp 0.8 liter 2-cylinder engine + 14hp electric motor really I don't see this selling in the US, especially with a 12.5 second 0-60 time. Maybe if you can knock it down to 10 seconds. Just give us a Golf diesel hybrid.

      i deffinatly agree with this.... plus i think it looks like a toyota yaris... like dead on [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] i think they can do way better than this.... honestly if they brought back the cabrio, made it in a a 1.8 turbo desile hybrid, sold it in the same price range of the old cabrio, then drop the eos, since that "replaced" the cabrio even though its 3 times the price, and finaly...... bring the scirocco over here to fill the empty high end luxury sport model spot left open by the eos, where it would be more popular and probably 5k-10k cheaper.... and that my friends, is the plan to sucess
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      12-10-2009 05:48 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by CSlowR32 »
      Clever concept car designs that never reach production are like Playboy centerfolds, great to look at but you never get to "drive" them.


      speak for yourself ...

    23. 12-11-2009 01:43 AM #48
      The concept is brilliant, thought it up myself only last week.
      Hybrid vehicles are generally the wrong way around, the engine should have power only for maximum "normal top speed", when directly driven, and limited extra power is provided from small, high discharge electrical store (I would have thought you would use ultracapacitors).
      The electrical store is charged when slowing down, when stationary (if necessary) and possibly when traveling at consistent speed less than "normal top speed".
      The small amount of electrical power is used for over engine power only when accelerating, climbing hills, headwinds and short bursts of over "normal top speed"
      The car will be underpowered and not travel at "Normal top speed" if the electrical energy has been emptied and you climb hills or you have a headwind. It will not have electrical energy for acceleration after long distances travelled using maximum engine power, either at "normal top speed" or accelerating or climbing hills or travelling into headwinds.
      At low speeds it could run for some time on only electrical energy, basically it could run it down until there was only sufficient to restart to engine, or else a little less if the engine can jump start.
      But I am most curious on a few points that I would appreciate answers on if you are free to provide them.
      How good have you managed to get the generator at selecting the power to draw? I thought this would be relatively complex - same engine speed requiring a large range of electrical power draws and transferring just the right amount directly to the wheels??!!
      Can you release engine efficiency information? Just how efficient is the smaller engine compared to the 1.6 litre? I would have thought that the engine being so much smaller would have lost a little efficiency and that the drive-train, having a fair whack of fixed losses, would result in overall relatively less efficiency then the 1.6 litre.
      Thanks for your time.

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      12-12-2009 04:29 PM #49
      WOW, looks almost as awful as any other manufacturers hybrid, exactly why i would never buy one.This looks ridiculous, the fuel mileage is conceptually awesome however.

    25. 12-14-2009 10:14 AM #50
      Kill it with fire.
      Farewell thee my 16 Vee, you were oh so good to me. Now I less than three my VR C.

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