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VW Reveals 5-Door Up! and Confirms Up! GT

Preview coming at Geneva.

by on Jan.24, 2012

Volkswagen will introduce a 5-door version of its Up! city car in Geneva.

Having already seen images leak out onto the web, Volkswagen has decided it’s not worth hiding the new 5-door hatchback version of its global minicar, the VW Up! – which will make its formal debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Meanwhile, the German maker is getting ready to launch a spiced-up version of the 3-door city car, which will be badged the Up! GT.  It’s the production version of the hot-hatch Up! that made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show last autumn.

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The Up! is sliding into the entry niche that once was filled by the Volkswagen Polo, the Up! GT targeting the sort of folks who might once have opted for the Golf GTI or smaller Lupo GTI.

The more functional 5-door will go on sale later this year, reportedly with a pair of turbocharged  and direct-injected 1.0-liter, three-cylinder gasoline powertrains, one making 59 hp the other 74.


VW Delivers Surprise with Up! 4-Door, Sport and Dune Buggy

Anyone up for some beach blanket bingo?

by on Sep.13, 2011

Volkswagen's take on a classic, a dune buggy based on its new Up! microcar.

Volkswagen is seeing an Up!-side to its newest, smallest model.  The downsized offering will soon be getting a bit bigger – or at least the new VW Up! family will, if the maker’s Frankfurt Auto Show preview is any indication.

The pint-sized Up!, which will arrive in European dealer showrooms later this year, wasn’t expected to make much news at this year’s show, where Volkswagen was signaling its intent to focus on its unusual, 1-seat Nils concept and other product offerings.  But the German maker had a surprise in store as it began rolling out all sorts of variants of the new Up!

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The mix included a 4-door version of the microcar, which Volkswagen’s global styling chief, Walter da Silva announced “will launch next year.”

But that was only the beginning of the surprises.