The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to develop a sedan version of the Up! which will go on sale in India for the moment.
All vehicles which measure less than 4 meters in length with an engine capacity less than 1.2 liter gasoline or 1.5 liter diesel are subjected to 12 percent excise duty against 27 percent and this represents huge savings. This is why the German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to develop a sedan version of the Up!. The VW Up! is expected to get a boot and go on sale in India against models like the Swift DZire or Tata Indigo CS. The VW Up! Sedan should be launched in the Asian country in 2013.
As a quick reminder, the Volkswagen Up! has inspired the Seat Mii and the Skoda Citigo and the model is already on sale in Europe with a 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol engine in two outputs, 60 HP and 75 HP, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The VW Up! is also available in Australia, where customers only get the 75 HP version, which is burning 4.9L of fuel every 100 km and it’s emitting 114 g/km of CO2. The Up! is available in Australia since this month (October).
Source: The German Car Blog