The Up Lite! is openly based on many of the production parts of the forthcoming 2011 Up range, dubbed New Small Family. Originally, the Up had been engineered to be rear-engined and rear-drive, but the matrix has swapped to a more conventional front-engine, front-drive layout.
This particular Up is also the biggest one yet: at 3840mm long, it’s only 14cm shorter than a Polo. Hence there’s space for four seats, wrapped up in the long-tail three-door bodystyle.
Source: Car Magazine