The smallest baby Volkswagen is finally official and is set to be a star within the 21st century city car bracket!

The Up is considerably smaller than the Polo at just 3.54 metres long, 1.64 metres wide and 1.48 metres tall, but has a four-seater body sitting behind a new generation of three-cylinder engines.

A fully-electric Up is also in the works.

Economy will start in the 4.2 litres/100km region with emissions below 100 grams/kilometre of CO2.

The most important option on the Up is a new city-safety system with automatic emergency braking, but there is also an infotainment system that includes navigation and can be removed from the car for use as what VW describes as a Personal Infotainment Device

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Take Up :: £7995
3 door
5 speed
Standard Spec:
14" Take up! steel wheels
Driver's and front passenger's airbags
Isofix preparation (for 2 rear child seats)
RCD 215 Radio/CD player
Rear headrest, adjustable x 2

Insurance Group - 1E
Tax Band B

Move Up :: £8970-£9330
3 doors
5 Speed manual
2 petrol engines
Standard Spec
Air Conditioning, Manual
Body-coloured door handles
Body-coloured door mirrors
Central Locking System
Driver's seat height adjustment
Split folding rear seat
Variable load floor

Insurance Group - 1E
Tax Band - A

High Up :: £10390
3 door
5 speed
Standard Spec
15" 'Spoke' alloy wheels
Air Conditioning, Manual
Front fog lights
Maps and more touch-screen navigation/radio infotainment device with integrated voice control
Split-grain Leather height adjustable steering wheel

Insurance Group - 2E
Tax Band - B

Engine Options
1.0 60ps - 14.4s 0-60mph - 99pnh top speed
1.0 Bluemotion 60ps - 14.4s 0-60mph - 100mph top speed
1.0 75ps - 13.2s 0-60mph - 106mph top speed

The GT
The "Volkswagen GT UP" was on display at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show, It previews a high performance version of the company's new model. The production version of the new concept might get the GT logo, but it might also receive the GTI one. the production version of the VW Up currently offers engine with power outputs that don't go past the 55 kW / 75 PS mark. The Volkswagen GT up however, might get a 100 PS engine, which coupled with a weight of just 900 kg, could transform the new small model in quite a pocket rocket. The Volkswagen GT up concept comes with a oryx white pearl effect exterior finish, a new front bumper with integrated LED daytime running light strips, a larger front grille, new side skirts, and a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. Like any performance model, VW's GT up comes with a two tailpipe, left and right, exhaust system. Volkswagen's GT up also comes with a roof spoiler and 17-inch light alloy wheels covered in 195 tires.

At the interior, Volkswagen gives the GT up various styling accents, including a black roofliner. The production version of the GT up might also get sportier front seats.