Following the trend of clamor for city cars in Europe, Volkswagen is charges its work on the production version of the Up Concept line set to compete with the Smart ForTwo of Japanese car maker Toyota.
The production of the Up strengthens the market presence of VW on the small car race together with the planned release of the new version of Polo early 2009.
The car manufacturer utilizes the platform of the New Small Family template for front engine small vehicles. This idea also saves the companies hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Chico brand of VW, used in the early 1990’s for their small concept car, may be revived for the new release. The new city car will have a lower roof line contrasted to the tall architecture of the Up.