A long wheelbase version of the Volkswagen Up! has been recently spied in Brazil while being tested on the streets.
The German based automaker Volkswagen is preparing a surprise for those of you looking into the Up!, who are concerned that the model doesn’t have enough leg room in the rear. The solution to this problem is very simple, a long wheelbase version. The LWB VW Up! has been caught testing in Brazil and, according to the local automotive media, the model has been developed at the Taubate facility. The Brazilian VW Up! LWB has 2 cm more length than the European version and the final production version might have a 3 cm longer wheelbase.
As a quick reminder, the Volkswagen Up! has been unveiled more than a year ago. The model was named the 2012 European Car of the Year and, on the Old Continent, it’s on sale equipped with a 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol engine, in two outputs, with 60 HP and 75 HP, mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a brand new automatic. The VW Up! is also made by Skoda, under the Citigo name, and by Seat, under the Mii name. It is unknown yet whether the LWB will be adopted by the VW-owned brands.