While the Smart ForTwo is bombing out in the American market, it has opened doors for drivers to become more open minded about tiny little city cars. The Chevy Spark is starting to show up all over the place, the Fiat 500 is starting to catch on and the Scion iQ seems to be inching up behind them in sales. Nevertheless, other automakers are hanging back in bringing their small zip around town cars over to the United States because the market is not confirmed to the point that they are sure of a profit. This is how it goes for the new 2012 Volkswagen Up! Minicar. This ride is the 2012 World Car of the Year, made official at the New York Auto Show. Even though it made is short and sweet tour throughout America, this car will not be made available to United States drivers.
For those of you who could consider owning a 2012 Volkswagen Up!, you are in for a real treat in this little ride. It’s almost the same size as the Fiat 500 but has the ingenuity of the German automakers famous VW craftsmanship and let’s face it, Volkswagen has a bit of a monopoly on the small car front. If anyone knows how to make a car drive and ride bigger than its actual size, you can count on Volkswagen to be the ones who step up to that plate.
While you won’t win any races in this cute little VW Up!, you will be more than comfortable. The a 2012 Volkswagen Up! has all the goodies you can imagine from Volkswagen including a removable Navigon screen for the infotainment center and cushy comfortable heated seats. While the size is set to “tiny” there is a pretty spacious 33.6 cubic feet of storage available and plenty of little cubby spaces to store whatever you need to carry along for your ride.