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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.

We've been talking about Volkswagen's upcoming small car that will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) for a while. We were calling it the City Expert and the image to the right is just a mockup from the Internets. Automotive News Europe (subs req'd) now gives us some solid information on this minicar, which is due in 2011.

Click image for 14-pic gallery of this loco Lupo

It's been reported for several months now that Volkswagen was working on two new entry-level successors to the Lupo that was discontinued in 2005 and replaced by the Fox. The first rendering of the new car is now available thanks to German magazine Auto Zeitung, and if it is accurate, the rather overdone grille of recent VW models may be going away. One of the cars will be targeted toward emerging markets like India and Russia to battle the Renault Logan, while the other will be geared more for

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