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Volkswagen developing special LWB Up! for emerging markets

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Looks like Volkswagen is taking the emerging markets seriously by coming up with suitable products. The Up! which you see here has been caught on test by Car & Driver Brazil. It seems that VW is developing the extended wheelbase Up! at the Taubate facility situated in Brazil.

When Car & Driver compared the images of the test mule to that of the international variant, it was found that the Brazilian Up! boasts of a much higher ground clearance than its European cousin. Furthermore, VW has also changed the design of the windscreen to give the cabin an airy feeling.

The wheelbase of the car was also measured using the images and it was found that the Brazilian Up! has an additional 2cm when compared to the European version. However, it is believed that the final production model may have an added wheelbase of 3cm to better accommodate the rear passengers.

Could this be the perfect Up! for India?

Source: Car & Driver Brazil and Indian Autos Blog

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Great scoop PH, it would be nice to see if VW bring this LWB model instead of standard, though it is strange that even with extended wheelbase, this Up! sports only two doors. VW will have to make it four for country as we all know that two door hatchbacks are rare as urnanium in India.

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