The five-door version of the Volkswagen Up! has been officially revealed ahead of its European launch in March.

The unveiling comes less than one week after the vehicle’s exterior design was previewed in images sourced from the European patent office.

The five-door Up! is in many ways identical to its three-door sibling. The three-door Up! will arrive in Australia late this year, while Volkswagen Australia says it is “absolutely” interested in bringing the five-door here too. VW is expected to confirm its plans for the five-door at a briefing later this week.

Volkswagen says the five-door Up! will be available across Europe by mid-year, and anticipates more than half of all Up! buyers will opt for the new variant.

The five-door Up! gets the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine already confirmed for the three-door range. It comes in two tunes – 44kW/95Nm and 55kW/95Nm – the former using 4.5 litres of fuel per 100km on the European combined cycle, the latter accelerating from 0-100km/h in 13.2 seconds.

Five model variants will be offered across the European range: Take Up!, Move Up!, High Up!, Black Up! and White Up!.

While it gains two additional doors, the five-door loses the three-door’s rising rear window line, substituting it for a less stylised flat sill.

The five-door Up!’s boot is one litre smaller than the three-door (251 litres vs 252 litres), but both expand to 951 litres with the rear seats folded forward. Both versions of the Up! are four-seaters, with room for two in the front and two the back.

Depending on the market, the Up! will be available with automatic emergency braking, a portable touchscreen navigation and infotainment system and Bluetooth phone connectivity, among other features.

The five-door Up! will command a 475-euro ($580) premium over the three-door in Europe.

  • Crummydore

    How much smaller is the UP compared to the POLO?

    It looks like the POLO is a fair bit wider, but there can’t be much in the length.

    • Pogo

      According to Wikipedia –
      Up is 41.2cm shorter, 4.2cm thinner and 2.6cm taller than the regular polo

  • Dfae

    man,.. isnt the polo small enough already? and those wheels are ugly

  • Rodders

    The pop out Windows (rather than Wind Down) on the rear doors is something different..!

    • nine

      very suv like.

    • Guest

      i believe it is a cost cutting measurement , but unique

    • T J

      the dog won’t be too excited, i’m afraid …

  • 440 R/T Charger

    Volkswagen = Primium Lemon  
    Rise it “up!” in the service center so that it can get fixed.

    • Able

      You can’t even spell premium…

    • gmh-bogan

      Have to agree with the excellent comments made by 440R/T Charger.