Dubbed New Small Family (NSF), Volkswagen’s new baby now follows the template set by the revolutionary new Toyota iQ. Why switch to conventional front-engine layout? Simple. It’ll save VW €750 million. That’s £600m…
Why will the front-engined VW Up cost so much less?
In R&D and procurement costs alone, VW insiders tell us they will slash €400m (£320m) from the bill. Add to that greater economies of scale, reduced investment in tooling and greater production flexibility, and a further €350m (£280) rolls off the cash register.
Source: Car Magazine