It's been reported for several months now that
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
is now available thanks to German magazine Auto Zeitung, and if it is accurate, the rather overdone grille of recent
models may be going away. One of the cars will be targeted toward emerging markets like
and Russia to battle the
Logan, while the other will be geared more for established markets like Western Europe.
The target price for the emerging market car is 8,000 Euro which will also form the basis for
and Seat branded cars. The new Lupo is should be 3.7 meters long about 5 inches longer than the original and an equal amount less than the Fox. The rear seat can slide longitudinally to allow for more luggage space in back or more rear seat room. The powertrains may start from a new two cylinder engine and go up through four cylinder gas and
engines and possibly even an electric version.
[Source: AutoZeitung via