Coming for the end of its working life, Lupo is VOLKSWAGEN’s city car. Cute looking – if now starting to look like the automotive same as a spotty teenager – and may be had having a modest 1.0 litre that provides prodigious economy, and many other engine options up to and including sharp 1600 GTI that delivers 125PS.
That latter package is really a real little pocket rocket, which handles like ft includes a magnet strapped beneath its floor. The downside is a hard ride, but when you want a softer small car than go for the less adventurous variants like the 1.4E.
The city car sector is essential to the continued success of Volkswagen, however the relatively low unit profit returns give little scope to recuperate high development costs, previously Volkswagen has been in a position to offset costs by sharing the woking platform with other brands inside the group; the large question is whether this can happen again once the Lupo is due for replacement.