The two-door four-seater Up, is about 140 inches long, with a wheelbase of 95 inches. The supcompact Up is shorter than the Mini Cooper hardtop by about 7 inches.

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The Up will be offered in three trim levels: Take Up, Move Up, and High Up.

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Despite is petite size, the Up offers one of the longest wheelbase lengths in its segment. That, combined with a forward-mounted engine, promises a roomier ride.

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At the car's market launch, Volkswagen will offer two models based on the High Up: Up Black and Up White.

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The Up initially will come with a choice of five exterior colors. Interior colors will depend on the equipment line chosen.

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Volkswagen has included a new Portable Infotainment Device (PID), developed with partner Navigon. The PID includes a satellite navigation system, an entertainment system, and a touch screen.

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The Up will come with a choice of three-cylinder, 1.0-liter gas engine, with an output of either 59 horsepower or 74 horsepower. And a choice of transmission system, either a standard five-speed manual, or a six-speed automatic.

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The Up offers 8.9 cubic feet storage. When the rear seat is folded down, that is expanded to 33 cubic feet of cargo space.

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