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Volkswagen Lupo (1998 - 2006)

German manufacturer Volkswagen first launched the Lupo in 1998, to fill the gap in their car range caused by the VW Polo continuing to increase in size and weight. Needing a smaller city car to add to their range, VW introduced the Lupo - a three-door small hatchback. The 1998 Lupo was a badge-engineered version of the SEAT Arosa, which had launched the previous year. Both the Lupo and the Arosa used the same A00 platform, a smaller version of the A0 platform used for the Polo and Ibiza models. 

At launch the Lupo was only available in two trim options, the E and the S trim. The E was a budget offering, while the S offered upgraded features including colour-coded door mirrors, central locking, electric windows and opening rear windows. The Lupo trim range later expanded to include Sport and GTI options. When it came to engines the Lupo''s petrol options ranged from 1.0 to 1.4 litre variants, with a 1.6 litre option for the GTI model. Diesels varied from 1.2 to 1.7 litres. What Car? ranked the 1.4 litre petrol as the best engine offering for the Lupo, describing it as less laboured than the smaller engine and yet still pretty frugal to run.

When it comes to VW''s cast-iron reputation for unbeatable reliability some more recent models, including the Lupo, have started to let it down. What Car? have found that in their reliability surveys cheaper brands SEAT and Skoda have started to overtake VW, with the Lupo suffering from issues relating to doors dropping out of alignment - a potentially costly and time-consuming issue. 2006 saw production of the Lupo end, when it was discontinued to be replaced by the new Volkswagen Fox vehicle.

History of Volkswagen Lupo

The Volkswagen Lupo is a German city car produced by car manufacturer Volkswagen from 1998 to 2006. The Lupo name, meaning wolf in Italian, was chosen after the the car''s hometown in Wolfsburg, Germany; the location of Volkswagen AG''s headquarters and car plant. Designed to fill a gap in VW''s lineup when it came to smaller cars, the Lupo was a badge-engineered version of the SEAT Arosa, utilising a smaller version of the platform used for the Polo and Ibiza vehicles. The Lupo was praised for its drivability and desirability, with many motoring publications favouring the GTI model for its fun driving style. Lack of space was always an issue for the Lupo - particularly its cramped rear area and tiny boot. Volkswagen introduced the Lupo city car to fill a void at the smaller end of its car collection, and it proved to be another success for the German car manufacturer. The Lupo shook up the city car market with its funky looks and strong build quality, reminiscent of many larger VW vehicles. Space is tight however, and many reviewers feel that the ride isn''t that impressive for what is a relatively expensive city car.