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VW Chico: New smart killer in the works

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VW is speeding up the development of a microcar below the VW up! slated to be a Smart and Toyota iQ killer.

In its most economical form, the new VW will return a class-leading 141mpg and emit less than 60g/km of CO2 – all without hybrid drive.

The three-door hatchback is set to go head-to-head with the Smart and Toyota iQ. It is strongly tipped by VW insiders to be called Chico after a VW concept car from 1991, and will become the entry-level VW, below the Up!.

It could cost as little as £6000 when it goes on sale in the UK in 2011.

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Source: Autocar