VW Slovakia launches production of five-door Up! model

Volkswagen Slovakia's plant in Bratislava launched production of the five-door version of the Volkswagen Up! on March 21 and this particular vehicle will represent around 50 percent of the overall Up! production at the factory, VW Slovakia spokesman Vladimir Machalík told the TASR newswire. The five-door Up! will be available on the German market as of May but customers can pre-order it in March. It will reach other European markets in early summer. The city car will have its Slovak premiere at the Bratislava Autosalon in April.

Volkswagen Slovakia's plant in Bratislava launched production of the five-door version of the Volkswagen Up! on March 21 and this particular vehicle will represent around 50 percent of the overall Up! production at the factory, VW Slovakia spokesman Vladimir Machalík told the TASR newswire.

The five-door Up! will be available on the German market as of May but customers can pre-order it in March. It will reach other European markets in early summer. The city car will have its Slovak premiere at the Bratislava Autosalon in April.

VW will also present an exclusive concept called 'buggy up!' at the motor show. VW is planning to launch production of the eco Up! with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines in the future, along with an electric-engine version called the e-Up! in 2013. The production of Up! models in Bratislava required an investment of €308 million and it created 2,000 new jobs directly at the plant and thousands more with suppliers.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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