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.

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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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