Why the VW Up! is one of Steve Cropley's favourite show cars
12 September 2007

From Steve Cropley in Frankfurt

VW’s Up! concept excited me because it provided a plausible way forward for baby cars, beyond transverse front-drive. A tiny, efficient engine under the rear seat allows such cars to improve crash performance, cut frontal area, weight, emissions and fuel consumption further — and to carry some mechanical distinction into a class with little of it. Think of this as the real new Beetle.

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Our Verdict

Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is only the third all-new model since the original launched in 1938. It is based on the Mk6 Golf, but the base car is far better

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Driven this week