Volkswagen's Small-Car Revival

Volkswagen veered off track in the 1990s with expensive, upmarket models. Now it's steering back to its roots: Small cars at more pleasing prices. The

Volkswagen veered off track in the 1990s with expensive, upmarket models. Now it’s steering back to its roots: Small cars at more pleasing prices. The “Up” is the first of VW’s “New Small Family” of cars. The four-seater with a glass hatch will be developed in two versions, one as a lifestyle car for city driving which will challenge Mercedes’ Smart or Fiat’s new remake of the 500, and a simpler, cheaper version for emerging markets.

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