VW Buggy summer 1The new VW up! means the starting signal for an entire series: the New Small Family. How do these “family” based on the new VW Up! could evolve in the coming years, Volkswagen demonstrates, among other things with a buggy that is made ​​for the beaches of the world and endless summer. A buggy is more than a car, he is an automotive lifestyle. On beetle-based Born in California in the 1960s, created buggy pioneers, such as the American Bruce Meyers, the automotive lifestyle. The Beetle donated the engine and the chassis, the rest took the makers. Sun screwed Meyers 1964, a self-designed plastic body on a shortened Beetle chassis. The dune buggy was born, whose characteristic form of all farmers buggy was taken. With the increasing requirements of passive safety, the buggies end of the 1980s, disappeared from the streets. To date, Buggies cult. Reason enough for Volkswagen, now based on the new VW Up! a buggy of the 21 study Century show.VW Buggy summer 2Not made ​​of fiberglass reinforced plastic (GRP), but from a safe hi-tech lightweight steels. Nevertheless, the original conceptual approach follows the development of the two-seater the historical examples from California. The (stronger) Chassis, suspension and drive technology remained the roofless body outer skin, however, was completely redesigned and lowered the floor pan by 20 millimeters. Nevertheless, the proposed design of the buggy up! with its headlights, the position of the VW logo and the signature of the seemingly smiling front bumper two-door up to the bridge!. And yet everything is different: The builds are much flatter bonnet and the bumper to show their own character. The roof is cut off not only, but follows the idea of ​​a small open sports car. Has been completely rebuilt the rear end also, because the buggy up! does not like the normal tailgate up! and no C-pillars. Nevertheless, the modern buggy is due to its rear lights that look like a mirror image of the headlights, immediately as up! to recognize. The boot lid is split in two, and very practical: the hood itself folded up classic, the area above the bumper, however, as in a pickup down. So, even heavy, bulky things easily stored. On the hood itself, there is also mounting rails for a luggage set.VW Buggy summer 3In silhouette, the designers also modeled a thoroughbred out of the buggy up!. Of course, has no doors, but far-reaching body reinforcements and a sturdy roll bars behind the two seats. Especially cool: the open side. The experience of open-top motoring is likely, therefore, be again more intense than in a conventional convertible. With 3.584 meters, the Buggy VW up! slightly longer than the closed-up! the series (+ 4.4 inches) and 1.672 meters slightly wider (+31 mm). As expected, significantly lower with 1.288 meters is the height of the stroller up! from (- 19 inches). Minimalist front and rear overhangs sharpen beyond the buggy. Stuck in the wheel arches for a vehicle this size, huge 18-inch alloy wheels with tires in size 205/40. Painted, the area above the bumper and the open side is located in the specially created shade “Hot Orange”. Anyone who thinks this color name on the buggies of the 1960s, just right. The bumpers and side skirts Volkswagen stopped while in a flat and sturdy ” Metallic Gray “. The same color ranges dominate the interior. As befits a beach wagon, the redesigned interior is completely waterproof. Processes in the vehicle floor and the open side prevent flooding. Even the seats are upholstered in a neoprene shell equipped with water flows, so that after bathing in the sea followed by a bath in the car. Should it rain a little longer, can span between the window frame and roll bar a sail.VW Buggy summer 4Hard water is itself carried out the operation of information and entertainment system, which has, among other things, a iPod-/iPhone-Dock. The entire module can be removed along with the integrated active speakers here as well and so as a sound system of fetuses on the beach. Compared to the two-door Up! resulting in a VW buggy up! analogous to the lower vehicle height a lower seating position. Overall, the specifically designed seats have been lowered by 5.8 inches compared with the series. So it all makes sense ergonomically for the driver, the engineers reduced the slope of the ground adjustable steering about 4 degrees to an angle of 21 degrees. Result: pure go-kart feeling. Volkswagen installed for the passenger, as once the Beetle, the instrument panel and a handle bar – you never know what happens behind the next dune Sun Fact: The buggy up! is pure emotion, yet easily portable and secure. A car that would do well not only in California.VW Buggy summer 5



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