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14Report: VW resurrects Lupo nameplate for the Up! city car

We'd already heard that we wouldn't be getting the conventionally-powered version of Volkswagen's city car, the Up! Now we hear, per Autocar, that it won't be called the Up!, it will be called Lupo. The Lupo, a nameplate known throughout Europe until it ceased production in 2005, was VW's small, sub-Polo offering. In its new incarnation, the Lupo will replace the Fox, currently the smallest VW sold.

14REPORT: Larger VW E-Up! could come to the States

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8REPORT: Larger VW E-Up! could come to the States

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6Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen calls E-Up! Concept "Beetle of the 21st Century"

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31Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen calls E-Up! Concept "Beetle of the 21st Century"

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1Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen's e-Up! concept

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7REPORT: how the Up! might find a home in the new array of VW-group offerings

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4VW considers moving on Up! in U.S.

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4VW Up! may be too expensive for ?koda and Seat

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23VW microcar gets fast-track to production

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15Volkswagen 2-seat city car possibly on the fast track

When Volkswagen announced its trio of up! concepts in 2007 even the smallest model was considerably larger than the diminutive Smart ForTwo. The first up! concept was (nominally, at least) a four seater, while the Smart is strictly for two. AutoCar is reporting that VW has decided to green light the development of a shorter two-seat variant to directly compete with the Smart. Unlike the upright ForTwo, the VW is expected to be lower and narrower, resulting in better aerodynamics than the Smart.

5VW planning 117 mpg smart-killer?

We expect that Volkswagen will be debuting its up! subcompact car sometime in 2011, but we're now hearing that it's not the smallest car that the German automaker has on its mind. VW would use a shortened version of its up! microcar platform for the diminutive new city car. Being smaller than the already mini NSF platform of the up! would make this machine a two-seater like the fortwo from German rival Daimler. VW would like its small 1.0-liter three cylinder diesel engine to make about 50 horse

11Volkswagen developing car even smaller than up! with 117.6 mpg!

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13Rendered Speculation: Audi's new up!-based city car

The up! is primed to be VW's long-awaited encore to the "People's Car," providing consumers abroad with an extremely efficient run-about that can get up to 95 European MPGs. The up! sounds like a vehicle VW should have been building all along, but does it sound like an Audi? The scribes over at Auto Express think so, and their rendering of an Audi up! looks the part. The image is a lightly reworked version of the stylish little up! concept, with body panels and roof lines looking very much like

4Audi confirms pure electric city car in the works

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AddAudi confirms VW up!-based electric car

Audi officials have been indicating for some time that the German brand will introduce a battery electric in the coming years. Last week at the Paris Motor Show, management board member Peter Schwarzenbauer reportedly confirmed that again to Britain's AutoCar magazine. However, contrary to some previous reports that the car would be based on the new A1 mini that appeared in concept form in Paris, Schwarzenbauer said the EV would be based on the upcoming NSF (new small family) which is the basis

20More details on VW's design renaissance

It seems Volkswagen has breathed a collective "Oops!", and is now working to turn its design ship around. VW was known for neat, differentiated designs with great interior details. While this stayed true in some parts of the world, in the U.S., Volkswagen design turned into chrome shield grilles fronting identical bodies in various sizes.

20Volkswagen up confirmed to be FWD, delayed five months

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1VW up! production site to be selected soon

Volkswagen has committed to building a family of small cars based on the up! concepts that debuted at auto shows in fall 2007. What they haven't yet committed to is a location for building those cars. Right now the leading contender in Europe appears to be the Skoda factory in Vrchlabi, Czech Republic. The up! based cars will be sold in several styles and under several VW Group brands. The basic version is intended as a city car that offers more utility than competitors like the Smart ForTwo

21Volkswagen releases three concepts... from 2028

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