The Volkswagen eco Up! has been officially unveiled with the German based automaker releasing the very first details and images with the model.
The smallest vehicle in Volkswagen’s lineup, the Up!, has just become greener, with the carmaker announcing a new version of it, named the eco Up!, which is expected to go on sale starting from next year. The Volkswagen eco Up! is coming with the same 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine used on the regular version, but thanks to some tweaks, the unit can now run on natural gas. The total output stands at 68 HP (50 kW) and 90 Nm of torque (66 lb-ft).
The VW eco Up! can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 16.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 164 km/h (102 mph). The model has also been fitted with the regenerative braking system, with the start/stop technology and with low rolling resistance tires. The average natural gas consumptions stands at 2.9 kg / 100 km and the CO2 emissions stop at 79 g/km. In Germany, the cost of traveling 100 km will be 3 euros using natural gas. The VW eco Up! has three fuel tanks, one of the petrol and two for the natural gas and it can travel 380 km on natural gas and 220 km on petrol. The model will be priced from 12,950 euros in Germany.