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VW Up 5 Door reveal

Mon, 23 Jan 2012

VW Up 5 Door

The first photos of the VW Up 5 door have been revealed, a few months after the 3-Door Up debuted officially at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 3-Door VW Up debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September, but instead of being the radical departure we were expecting, it turned out to be just a replacement for the VW Lupo. And now we get the first photos of the VW Up 5-Door, which will broaden the appeal of the Up! (we had to use the daft exclamation mark once).

But apart from the extra doors, there’s not a huge amount to say about the 5-door Up. It gets built on VW’s MQB Platform with the engine at the front, driving the front wheels.

Engine choices – until VW gets its finger out and adds an Up GTI – are a 1.0 litre turbo three-cylinder with 59bhp or 74bhp, and a 59bhp BlueMotion version that has sub-100g/km emissions and does 67mpg – which isn’t exactly remarkable.

VW hasn’t given us any real detail at all – not even a price for the 5-door Up – but it’s probably going to be £4-500 more than the 3-door Up.

The VW Up 5-door is expected to go on sale before the end of 2012.

(5 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

By Cars UK