The Volkswagen Up! has a show date, that being next year's Frankfurt Auto Show. The little shoe on wheels will have three doors outside, four seats inside, and three cylinders underhood. The car is also expected to go on sale in Europe next year, with deliveries to dealers "in late 2011" and a sticker price of around €10,000 ($14,000 U.S.). After that, a sedan, five-door hatch and minivan will also be added to the mix, with the initial gas and diesel powerplants expanding as well into an el
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.
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