• Feb 1, 2011
According to Inside Line, Skoda is jumping into the minicar game with a little help from parent company Volkswagen. The Czech automaker is set to introduce a new model based on the same platform as the VW Up, with production gearing up toward the fall of 2011.

The vehicle doesn't have a name as of yet, but according to the report, the pint-sized machine is slated to be built at Volkswagen's Bratislava manufacturing facility. When it rolls off the production line, it will come packing an efficient 65-horsepower 1.0-liter gasoline engine, though a 75-horsepower 1.2-liter diesel mill will also be available at the time of launch.

Later down the line, there's word that Skoda will bring an all-electric version to the party as well. The baby Skoda is being designed to lock horns with the Toyota iQ and Peugeot 107, and Inside Line is reporting that it will likely carry a price tag of around $9,300 when it debuts.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Are they ever going to bring a cute and highly efficient well made budget friendly car to us here in ALABAMA ?
        • 3 Years Ago
        "that's in the county of Greenbo" That was just for fun :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Skoda and Volkswagen Up!s are tested toghether. It can be seen on several spy shots, for example this one: http://www.worldcarfans.com/110082728104/updated-photos-2012-volkswagen-lupo--up-first-full-body/lowphotos#6 . If you take a closer look on the seventh and eighth photo, you can see two different grills. The first one is typical for Skoda, the second one belongs to Volkswagen. Both cars are tested together and both cars will be very similar. Hi, Marek from Czech Republic.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the VW Up actually sees production looking as good as the concept, then I really think it could spark a hell of a lot more interest in the city-car segment (both from consumers and other automakers). I really think VW hit it out of the park with the styling of this vehicle - small and efficient, but not overly "cutesy".

      While we will never seen any Skoda version here in the US, I would be curious to see what a Skoda-styled Up might look like. There are a few Skoda models that I actually like better than their VW counterparts.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actaully not base in the UP! as the UP! has a back monted enginge. The car will be based in the AA platform with an front engine position. Skoda and Seat will have versions with this beign the new Lupo for VW. Rumor says it will have an Electric version for Audi...
        • 3 Years Ago
        The real UP! will be called Lupo and have a front mounted engine
      • 3 Years Ago
      surely not $9300 but 9300€ ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Skoda and Volkswagen Up!s are tested toghether. It can be seen on several spy shots, for example this one: http://www.worldcarfans.com/110082728104/updated-photos-2012-volkswagen-lupo--up-first-full-body/lowphotos#6 . If you take a closer look on the seventh and eighth photo, you can see two different grills. The first one is typical for Skoda, the second one belongs to Volkswagen. Both cars are tested together and both cars will be very similar. Hi, Marek from Czech Republic.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's perfect as is, VW, so don't mess with the styling or engines. Just build it, will ya?