IAB Report - VW Fox Pepper small car concept revealed ahead of the Sao Paulo show

16/10/2014 - 16:36 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Powered by a new 1.6-liter flex-fuel engine.

The VW Fox Pepper concept will be presented at the Sao Paulo Motor Show which takes place from October 28 to November 9. Based on the widely-sold Fox hatchback, the Pepper is an interesting take of a sporty variant, which will depend on customer reaction and feedback, for production aspirations.

VW Fox Pepper concept press shots
The Fox Pepper gets a dual-tone red and black exterior.

To do justice to its name (Pepper), the car is painted in a 'Red Tornado' shade, and comes with a sportier front bumper, 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a contrasting black finish for the roof and wing mirror covers. The rear of the Pepper sees a dual exhaust system and a glossy black diffuser-like element.

VW Fox Pepper concept rear press shots
The hatchback gets a dual-exhaust system and a diffuser-like element.

The sporty treatment is carried on to the interior of the car. Leather seats, red inserts for the AC vents, a new steering wheel with integrated controls and new carpets give the Fox Pepper a distinctive design.

Mechanically, the Fox Pepper gets a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder flex-fuel engine which makes 120 hp when run on ethanol. Paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, the car accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds (10.3 seconds when run on gasoline) and achieves a top-speed of 189 km/h (183 km/h with gasoline).

VW Fox Pepper concept side press shots
When run on ethanol, the Fox Pepper hits a top-speed of 189 km/h.

Also read: 2015 VW Fox launched in Brazil

Besides ABS and Airbags, additional safety features on the Pepper include ESC, TCS and ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) and an electronic differential lock.

VW Fox Pepper Concept - Press Release (Translated)

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