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VW GT Up heading for production

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0800

VW GT Up heading for production

It looks like the Volkswagen Up GT – revealed as a concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show – is heading for production.

We’ve just had the reveal of the VW Up 5-door, but now comes news that Volkswagen are planning to put the VW GT Up, revealed as a concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in to production.

According to Pistonheads, Volkswagen has now decided to green light the Up GT for production. The GT Up won’t go bonkers on the power front, but its little three-cylinder engine will get a turbo bolted on to lift power up to 110bhp, which is more than VW’s 98bhp in the Up GT Concept.

Just like the car the Up effectively replaces – the VW Lupo – the VW Up GT will be more akin to the Lupo GTI than the Polo GTI. That should make it a hugely fun little car around town, able to nip through the smallest of gaps with a quick turn of speed.

On the cosmetic front expect the GT Up to get a roof spoiler and diffuser out back, some interesting alloys and a bolder face, together with a typically GTI interior with chequered upholstery and gloss black dash.

We probably won’t see the GT Up as a production model until later in 2012 (perhaps at the Paris Motor Show) with the Up GT arriving in 2013.

Source: Pistonheads


By Cars UK