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VW Lupo: Further details released

VW Lupo

VW has released further details of the upcoming VW Lupo aka VW Up!.

At 3445mm long, 1628mm wide and standing 1495mm high, taller than the current Polo, the new Lupo will compete in a minicar segment in Europe which features such models as the Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo and the Renault Twingo.

The Lupo is set to debut in European markets in the middle of next year (2011) as a 2012 model. Engine options will include a 1.0 liter, 3-cylinder petrol/gasoline engine with 65 bhp (48 kW) and a 1.2 liter diesel with 75bhp (56 kW).

European production for the Lupo will be in Slovakia and the model will initially come only as a 3-door hatch. A 5-door variant will follow in the spring of 2012 with a new 1.0 liter, four-cylinder, direct-injection, turbocharged engine with 85 bhp (64 kW).

Prices will start at around £8200 (€9,700) for the U.K. market.