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VW up!: Fresh spy shots!

VW up!

The VW up! aka VW Lupo has been caught testing again.

The car in the photos appears to be the basic three-door hatch variant, which is expected to be among the first to reach production. A five-door/microvan is also expected at launch. A sporty convertible could follow shortly after, while the all-electric Up! isn’t expected until 2013.

For the combustion-powered models, the car is expected to share the three-cylinder gasoline engine found in the new 2011 Polo, earmarking it almost certainly for non-U.S. sale, though if the Polo makes it stateside, the Up! could, too.

The all-electric Up! is expected to get a 60-horsepower motorand a lithium-ion battery good for at least 65 miles. That’s not much on the scale of U.S. distance driving, but it should prove more than adequate in its intended environment: urban centers.