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Volkswagen has recently announced its plans to introduce a new version of the Up!, a hybrid, over the following couple of years.

The Volkswagen Up! has been successful ever since it made its way onto the market more than a year ago and the German based automaker is planning to take advantage of that success. According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen Up! will receive a hybrid version in approximately two years, and the company says that this new variant will be based on the newly unveiled XL1. This will be translated eventually into an approximately 1 liter of fuel burned every 100 km (282.4 mpg UK / 235.2 US).

The upcoming Volkswagen Up! Hybrid will get a two-cylinder 0.8 liter TDI engine under its hood, which is good for 47 HP (35 kW) and a 27 HP (20 kW) electric motor, backed up by the 5.5 kWh battery, installed in the rear. In electric mode, the VW Up! Hybrid will be able to go for approximately 30 miles (48.2 km). Additional details on the Volkswagen Up! Hybrid are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to its debut.

Source: Volkswagen