Car News

Volkswagen Confirms 5-Door Up!

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2012 Volkswagen CC Lux
Used 2012 Volkswagen CC
$12,300
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Certified 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion
Certified 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
$16,200
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
$12,500
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
$10,800
RELATED READING
See all Volkswagen any articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Jeffrey Archer October 2011

Volkswagen officially confirmed a five-door version of its new Up! city car is headed for production. The automaker recently announced the larger Up! will follow closely on the heels of the three-door model, which made its world premiere at last month's Frankfurt Auto Show.

While Volkswagen hasn't released any official photos of the five-door Up!, the automaker says the tiny hatchback closely resembles the Cross Up! concept which was also shown at Frankfurt. That means the five-door Up! will likely keep the Cross Up!'s lines and body shape, though we'd expect it to ditch the concept's off-road supplements, including its meaty bumpers and fender flares.

Despite the fanfare surrounding the Up!'s Frankfurt debut and its virtually assured popularity in Europe, the city car is an unlikely candidate for the U.S. market. Priced from around $13,500 US including Germany's costly value-added tax, the Up! will probably be deemed too small for U.S. buyers, who usually favor larger vehicles. Even popular subcompacts like the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta are larger than the diminutive Up!, which stands at just 140 inches in length - nearly three feet shorter than the Fiesta - and uses a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with less than 75 horsepower.

European Up! buyers will be rewarded with many choices including three different trim levels and various diesel and gasoline engine options. Additionally, the Up! comes standard with Volkswagen's City Emergency Braking feature, which automatically stops the hatchback at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour if an imminent collision is detected.

According to Volkswagen, the five-door Up! will begin arriving in dealers soon after the early 2012 debut of its three-door stablemate.

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2012 Volkswagen CC Lux
Used 2012 Volkswagen CC
$12,300
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Certified 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion
Certified 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
$16,200
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
$12,500
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Used 2012 Volkswagen Jetta
$10,800
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Volkswagen Confirms 5-Door Up! - Autotrader