• Jan 18, 2012
Images of a five-door version of the Volkswagen Up! have surfaced courtesy of a European patent office. The German automaker confirmed a five-door version of the pint-sized vehicle was headed to market, and Volkswagen even went so far as to show off the Cross Up! Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Judging by the patent photo, the production version of the five-door Up! will stick fairly close to the concept and will ride on a similarly tall suspension. That should give the vehicle more of a mini crossover appearance instead of a small hatchback.

Information on drivetrain options is suitably scarce at the moment, but we expect the five-door Up! to roll off of the production line with the same engines as its shorter three-door kin. That means buyers should be able to tick boxes for either a 59-horsepower gasoline engine or a brawny 74-horsepower gas powerplant. A 67-horsepower natural gas engine is also available in the Up! as well. A taller-riding Up! is a perfect fit in Russia and South America where roads can vary from uncomfortable to inhumane.


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      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is the 4-door cross up!...they already showed it in frankfurt. the normal 4-door will look different without all this added plastic stuff.
      scriber72
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs more punctuation.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Easily the best looking of all these city-cars. Looks fun without looking too "cutesy". Stylish without looking like it would be out-of-date by tomorrow. It looks like a small, inexpensive urban car, without looking CHEAP.
        theblackemblem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Sure, if a huge, cartoonish grin on a car is what you consider "stylish"...
      Mr. ROBoto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that is ugly. This won't do anything for VW's image.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mr. ROBoto
        mr. roboto doesn't have a clue about moto
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          this is just a pimped up version called the cross-up! in the first place. the normal 4 door won't have this plastic crap.
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          oh...and the link you posted is exactly the same car, only with smaller wheels and plastic stuff colored in black
          Mr. ROBoto
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          Lachmund "i love the spyder as well....geeesh some people just can't deal with opinions. good luck in life." http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/11/2013-porsche-boxster-unveiled-with-more-efficiency-performance/
          Mr. ROBoto
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          By the way, I do not think the 5-door looks bad here: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/03/volkswagen-confirms-five-door-up-on-its-way/ but that mouth-breather plastic front end is terrible. And yes, I know this is just a patent drawing.
      quuppa70
      • 2 Years Ago
      quite ordinary looking. why this needs to be patented?
      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the added weight for the two extra door, the 74hp should be standard on this model
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      maxdamage
      • 2 Years Ago
      illegally similar to a fiat panda.
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