Volkwagen Up! | Another Nissan Cube?

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You have all read about the Nissan Cube. It is, in my opinion, a disgusting creature of a car, too big and square and similar in design to a shoe box. With one such car already on the market, I have to admit that I didn’t expect to be threatened with another version quite so soon. However, it isn’t Nissan releasing a Cube Mach2 – It is VW revealing their Up! concept car, a smaller version of the Cube which is just as ugly!

Although the name of the Up! suggests that it ought to be transported by balloon like in the eponymous film, the only way this car is similar to the film is the fact that it is about as lumpy and aerodynamically terrible as a house is when flying through the air.

VW Up! Two door

VW Up! Two door

The Up! is small. It is compact. And sure, it has a lot of head space for the whole family, rather than making you feel like you have crammed everyone into a sardine tin. In fact, this is where the Up! name came from, by raising the amount of space above that available in any other similarly sized car. The Space Up!, the 5 door version, really takes the biscuit for using every available inch of storage room to its very best effect. I don’t doubt that this is useful, especially for a family with lots of things and stuff to carry around.

However, whatever the usability, I just can’t force myself to like it. Or even to respect it. It is a horrible angular box with silly centre opening doors and a whole look of stupidness. And that’s a technical term. When this concept car becomes real, I can promise you I won’t be buying one!

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Posted by admin   @   4 May 2010

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  • http://www.americanautobuyer.com Steve

    I can’t stand the sight of these cars, like the “smart car” I tend to get angered when I see them.
    .-= Steve´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

  • http://rentalcar.kaiserdealxa.com/ sarah jolie

    The first generation of the Cube (designated Z10) was introduced in 1998. It shared the same platform as the Nissan Micra (known as the March in Japan and Southeast Asia), as well as the same 1.3 L engine. A CVT and four-wheel drive were optional. The Cube covered the gap in the Nissan lineup between the March and the Sunny. The first generation was sold in Japan and Hong Kong.
    .-= sarah jolie´s last blog ..Caught on the Nordschleife: Hyundai Genesis Coupe =-.

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