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The Volkswagen ‘Up!’ city car

Volkswagen will show the debut model of their new Volkswagen Up city car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September next year

Volkswagen will show the debut model of their new Volkswagen Up! city car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September next year.

The Volkswagen Up! will be in competition with the Fiat 500 and the BMW Mini as a low cost city car. Priced at approximately £8500 the Volkswagen Up should reach the UK showrooms in late 2011.

The Volkswagen Up! debut model is a three door and designed to accommodate four adults. It is powered by a three cylinder petrol and diesel engine. The interior has two monitors on the dashboard, one showing vehicle statistics and the other controlling the in-car multimedia system. A twin clutch DSG gearbox is among options together with lots of personalisation choices.

Volkswagen will gradually introduce variants of the Up! family, including a five-door version and an all electric car in 2013.