Frankfurt: Volkswagen Up! – price announced image

The German automaker Volkswagen has just announced the price for its newest city car, the Up! model, which is actually the successor of the popular Lupo. Originally presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show as a concept, this edition of the German event was the host of the production car, with Volkswagen going a step further and also announcing its price.

Being based on the MQB platform, a modular structure made to be used for future Polo, Golf or even Passat models, the Up! takes its power from the small 1.0 liter, three-cylinder engine, which is delivering 60 horsepower, but VW is also announcing a supercharged version which will have 75 HP, along with two new versions, an LPG and an electric vehicle.

Coming with two options for the transmission which can be either manual or automatic, along with the stop / start system, the Up!’s estimated fuel consumption is 4.2 liters / 100 km which in US terms means 56 mpg.

Volkswagen is offering its newest city car in three trim levels, starting with the “Take Up!”, going to “Move Up!” and ending with the top of the line “High Up!”, but the German automaker is also preparing two special versions, the Up! Black and Up! White.

Volkswagen says that its newest city car is priced at 9.850 euros ($13.519) for the entry level but didn’t announce when the Up! will be available for its future customers.