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According to some educated guessing at WorldCarFans, Volkswagen's Up! concept that is coming our way in the next few years will be renamed the Lupo, reviving a name that went out of production in 2005. WCF says they have official confirmation from sources that their guess is true, and that "Up!" will indeed form the middle of the Lupo name (see also: IROC and Scirocco). There's still time before we find out for sure, as the production Up!/Lupo isn't expected to be unveiled until the Frankfurt Mo

Volkswagen has made it clear that they intend to build a future small car based on the New Small Family concept cars they've displayed this fall. Given that the up! is targeted a low $7,500 price point, manufacturing it in Germany would likely be a non-starter, especially given the strength of the Euro. With Volkswagen opening their first plant in India in 2009, they have aggressive growth plans in that market. By 2012 they could be building as many as 240,000 cars a year there with the producti

There are a mind-boggling amount of video hosting services around. One of them, webcastr, let us know about a new video they're hosting that is Car and Driver's look at the VW Up! concept during the Frankfurt Motor Show. Unlike YouTube and other video sites, it's not that obvious to me how to embed the video to this post, so the picture above will just take you to the Webcastr page where the video is viewable. Since I can't get the new video to embed, you can watch another one about the Up! here