The all-new Volkswagen Up has been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show.
The Up is a model poised to become the company’s biggest seller and a key component in its plans to assume worldwide market leadership by 2018.
After its Frankfurt motor show debut, the Lupo-replacing Up will go on sale in the UK early next year.
It will be priced from around £8500 — some £1000 less than the three-door Polo, according to Volkswagen officials.
Holding true to the look of the original concept, the production Up has a simple two-box silhouette. VW design boss Klaus Bischoff says the layout provides optimal space utilisation within a compact footprint, making the car highly suitable for city driving.
Among the more distinctive design flourishes is a large front bumper featuring a low-set, rectangular grille. This, together with round foglights and large, angular headlights, helps to give the Up a more expressive face than other recent new Volkswagens.