Volkswagen confirms five-door Up!, as previewed by cross Up! Concept

Volkswagen confirmed today that it will be producing a five-door version of the Up! that made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The five-door Up! will be based on the cross Up! concept that also debuted at the Frankfurt show.

“The cross up! previews the five-door up! but with the styling cues of an SUV, including suspension raised by 15 mm all round,” Volkswagen said in a statement. “The most obvious differences when compared with the standard up! are of course the additional doors and the styling of the C-pillars. While on the three-door car the shoulder line and windows ascend towards the rear near the C-pillars, on the five-door the two elements form a straight line, creating a more upright appearance.”

Volkswagen is currently taking orders for the three-door Up! in Europe with the five-door Up! to follow later in the year.

– By: Omar Rana