VW's small Frankfurt concept car = "Up," a revived Lupo

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.
The car, as we know, is a rear-engine city vehicle, part of a new breed of small cars. VW's internal code name for the project is the boring "F 07." ANE says the likely IAA concept name will be "Up," the middle letters of Lupo, which VW is considering reviving for the production version of this small car. ANE says that VW "CEO Martin Winterkorn is looking into the possibility of building a four-door model as part of a new generation of cars built on the rear-engine platform "New Small Family" (NSF)." More news to come, I'm sure.

[Source: Automotive News Europe]

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