The Smart Car Gets Some Competition from VW's New Itty-Bitty Auto
With Smart Cars dotting the street and the Nissan Leaf making appearances, it's hard to remember a time when mini-cars and eco-friendly autos were a rare sight. Hint: it was definitely less than 10 years ago.
Now it's not so difficult to rent a Prius and even Hertz has a soft spot for the Tesla, but there's plenty of space in the market for new models, and Volkswagen is accepting the challenge.
Please welcome VW's "up!" The Up! is smallunder 11.6 feet long by 5.3 feet wideand with only three cylinders and low-emissions, it manages 56 miles per gallon.
Now how much will one set you back to look cooler than your Smart Car-driving neighbors? Well, GreenCarReports states that details like this probably won't hit until the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and currently plans point to the Up! only being available in Europe at first. That's coolthe rental companies will scoop these up and that's half the fun of driving in Europe, taking something like for a joyride.