Volkswagen Group New Small Family platform

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The Volkswagen Group New Small Family platform (NSF) (also known as Typ AA or PQ12 platform) is a range of ultra-compact city cars manufactured by Volkswagen Group launched in late 2011,[1] based on the Volkswagen up! concept cars[2] shown at 2007's Frankfurt and Tokyo motor shows. Although the up! concept car had a rear-engine design, the NSF's platform is front-engined, according to reports,[3] in order to reduce investment costs. The range will consist of a short wheelbase three-door hatchback and a five-door version. A hybrid version was touted to join the range but never did. The NSF Platform was offered with electric powertrains in the E-Up, Citigo and Mii.

The cars are built in Slovakia at the Group's Devínska Nová Ves plant near Bratislava, Volkswagen Group planned to invest 308 million Euros (about $398.56 million) in readying the plant for the project.[4] NSF models will be badged as Volkswagens, SEATs and Škodas,[4] It has also been reported that Audi is planning a version of the NSF, tentatively named E1, with a distinctively-styled body and interior.[5]

Volkswagen Group expects to build 4.5 million NSF cars in the model's anticipated nine-year life.

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  1. ^ "New VW Up unveiled". Autocar. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Future Cars: up! - Volkswagen UK". 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  3. ^ U-turn! VW's Up will be front-engined, Phil McNamara, Car magazine, Peterborough, UK, 19 July, 2008.Accessed: 4 July 2009.
  4. ^ a b Volkswagen to produce New Small Family in Slovakia, VW, Bratislava, 22 April, 2009 Archived 2011-08-16 at the Wayback Machine.Accessed: 4 July 2009.
  5. ^ Audi Invited to Join VW's New Small Family, Georg Kacher, Automobile magazine, New York, NY, 25 February, 2009.Accessed: 4 July 2009.
  6. ^ a b c "Intel Report: MQB Architecture at Audi and the Volkswagen Group". 17 February 2012.
  7. ^ Radu, Mihnea (2016-02-09). "VW Taigun Canceled Because It's Too Small, New SUV Concept to Debut in Geneva". autoevolution. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  8. ^ Volkswagen reveals Taigun concept -- Autoweek (Retrieved 2012-10-22)

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