The Volkswagen Lupo is a city vehicle produced by Volkswagen. It was presented in 1998 to fill a gap at the bottom of the Volkswagen model range caused by the increasing size and weight of the Volkswagen Polo. Competitors include the Ford Ka, the Opel Agila and the Fiat Panda. The Volkswagen Lupo was a badge-engineered version of the Seat Arosa.
The vehicle is available with a variety of motor sizes and versions, from budget models via to the GTI variant. The 6-speed Volkswagen Lupo GTI has been labelled a true successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk. 1, the first true hot hatch.
Different special-edition and test models have set records in fuel efficiency. The lightweight nature of the vehicle and advanced 3-cylinder diesel motor have resulted in a production model (the Volkswagen Lupo 3L) that can consume as little as 3 litres per 100 kilometres (78 miles per US gallon or 94 miles per Imperial gallon). It was rumoured that it was this model that encouraged Renault to manufactured the Clio V6, since they assumed 3L stood for a 3-litre motor.
Nissan Motor Co. , Ltd. premiered an all-new hatchback model at the 2011 Auto Shanghai. This new model will be the new generation Nissan Tiida in China.
The Nissan Tiida hatchback, presented in China in 2005 from Dongfeng Nissan, is a pioneer in the compact hatchback sphere in China, selling 85000, units in 2010. Sold globally in 165 countries, the Nissan Tiida is the best-selling model in the current Nissan offering lineup.
The all-new Nissan Tiida is targeted toward young families who value class life. With appeal points such as 'premium and agile styling', 'class leading comfort' and 'PURE DRIVE revolutionary powertrain', the new model will continue to be a leading model in the compact hatchback sphere in China. Nissan will also be the first Japanese manufacturer to introduce a turbo-charged motor in the Chinese sphere, with the introduction of the new Nissan Tiida's turbo series.