The three-cylinder power unit in the Volkswagen Up! GT will be treated to a turbocharger which will boost output to more than 73kW (100 PS / 98 hp).

According to a recent report by Pistonheads, Volkswagen has confirmed that the Volkswagen Up! GT will be heading for the production line. The model was revealed in pre-production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year alongside four other Up! Concepts.

The more powerful model is set to get a performance upgrade from the regular Up! which boasts power outputs of 44 kW (60 PS / 60 bhp) and 55 kW (75 PS / 75 bhp). The three-cylinder power unit in the Volkswagen Up! GT will be treated to a turbocharger which will boost output to more than 73kW (100 PS / 98 hp). Power will be passed to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission system.

Volkswagen would like to market the model as a new moulded Golf GTI but many purists may see it as a spirtual successor to the Lupo GTI.

 

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