VW announces 2012 Up! five-door

Volkswagen has announced details of its new five-door Up! city car. The new 2012 five-door is based on the same platform as the three-door model, but offers the added benefit of easier access to the rear seats thanks to its extra doors.

VW is yet to confirm full details, but the five-door Up! is expected to come in the same three trim levels as the three-door model: Take Up!, Move Up! and High Up! It will also be offered with the same 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine.

The new model is to go on sale later this year.

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