Volkswagen Lupo (2000) | CARkeys

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Volkswagen Lupo

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by Finlay (27 November 2000)

My small turbo diesel, and one of the I’ve most enjoyed the year . is the three-cylinder Volkswagen PD. No contest. So I wondered how I’d the even smaller and lighter Sport with the same 75bhp engine.

Not, as turned out, quite so It wasn’t a matter of performance in this specification the Lupo hit 62mph in 12.3 seconds, and a claimed top speed of 106mph, is shifting for a diesel version of a car as a combination of powered shopping and autotest special, able to in and out of parking spaces too confined for Brobdingnagian brutes like the

The mid-range acceleration isn’t far from what comes the 1.4-litre 100bhp petrol-engined Sport, although there quite the same throttle And when you really dig into the torque, there’s a deep-throated beat as from a much capacity engine.

No, the thing is that the Polo may be the size of car for this lovely three-pot PD unit. Even for the relative smoothness of the balancer engine, there just enough. well, stuff in the to deaden the diesel noise.

no quibble about the fuel of course. The Lupo PD has an extra figure of 78.5mpg, and has been to do 64.2mpg combined. People who go for like an LPG vehicle often seem to realise that that particular fuel is the consumption is nothing like attainable from a good doing far more to the gallon.

In this version you get sports those familiar dinky instruments, and (are they all this? I’ve forgotten) a for finding, first pop, the for the door mirrors. One’s are sealed.

The Lupo is a very car, no arguing about But, although the luggage with all four seats in is tiny, the rear passenger isn’t quite as thrombosis-provoking as publicity about economy air might lead us to believe. For distances, especially if the front are helpfully shunted forward a rear kneeroom and headroom bad.

One car I tried was fitted with latest open air module, turns out to be a full-length electrically fabric sunroof. Costs extra, about which not sure. The alternative, perhaps, is air-conditioning. But that’s £940.

If you want to go the complete warthog on accessories and options, another new is the Colour Concept Pack. It colour-coded leather on the sports headrests, door trim, and gear lever gaiter, and rimmed steering wheel, as as 6J alloy road wheels appropriate tyres.

There’s no it looks the business, but that’s £2000. Of course, there be a market for frisking up the Lupo, or shrewd characters at Wolfsburg be doing all this.

The Lupo Sport costs with either the PD engine of the petrol job. But the entry version, the 1.0 E, comes in at £7840.

My day ended up with a certain of petted lip and foot stamping. of the Lupos I tried had the Tim and Tom cartoon cat and trim material. I mean to dammit.

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