Volkswagen twin-up! revealed

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Following on from recent confirmation of the model, Volkswagen has revealed details of its forthcoming twin-up!

Utilizing a revised version of the XL1‘s drivetrain, the twin-up! features an 800 cc two-cylinder TDI engine developing 35 kW (48 hp) and 120 Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, along with an electric motor producing 35 kW (47 hp) and 139 Nm – up from 20 kW (27 hp) and 100 Nm.

With a combined output of 55 kW (74 hp) and 214 Nm, 0-60 km/h (37 mph) takes 8.8 seconds and 100 km/h arrives in 15.7s while top speed is limited to 140 km/h (87 mph) in hybrid mode. Amazingly, Volkswagen says it can cover 100 kilometres with just 1.1 litres of fuel with CO2 emissions of 27g/km. Weighing 410 kg more than the XL1 at 1205 kg, the twin-up!’s tank is 23 litres larger at 33 litres, while its upgraded 8.6 kWh battery allows a range of 31 miles at speeds up to 78 mph in electric mode.

Due to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show (November 23 to December 1), pricing is expected to start at around the €26,000 mark.

[Source: Volkswagen]

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