Already on sale the Volkswagen up! Ecofuel, CNG

The Volkswagen up! It is the small utility hatchback of the German mark, cousin of Skoda Citigo and the SEAT Mii . Measures just 3.54 m long, has four seats and a trunk of 254 liters. Well, now finally the Volkswagen up! Eco fuel , which can run on CNG, compressed natural gas.


So far, the Volkswagen up! was available only with gasoline engines, 60 or 75 hp. Eco fuel new version can run on gasoline or CNG . The advantage of doing it with natural gas is that the cost per mile is much lower, and also generates fewer emissions.

The Volkswagen up! Eco fuel has a three-cylinder 1.0 engine of 68 hp and 95 Nm of torque. System comes with stop-start to consume a little less city. It is mated to a manual five-speed and accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 16.3 s, a performance very modest. Its use is approved in Europe is 2.9 kg / 100 km, with CO₂ emissions of just 79 g / km. Right now the kilo of CNG costs just under one euro, so imagine what it is doing 100 km for less than 3 euros .

It is available in a unique finishing, High up! , which is quite well equipped, eg air conditioning, alloy wheels and fog lamps. Its price in Spain is 14,900 euros , 2,960 euros more than the 60 hp version, which even accelerates from 0-100 km / h slightly better. The five-door is 455 euros. This price does not include any discount or promotion. There is a help to purchase low emissions, 1,500 euros, and you can also host the PIVE plan, so the price is reduced.

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