First previewed in Frankfurt last year as the Cross up! concept, the production version seen here carries over the same engines and option packages as the 3-door Up! - just with easier access to the rear seats.

Volkswagen has released first photos and details of the Up! five-door.

First previewed in Frankfurt last year as the Cross up! concept, the production version seen here carries over the same engines and option packages as the three-door Up! - just with easier access to the rear seats.

Overall vehicle dimension and cargo capacity stay the same as the three-door. Extra wide opening rear doors give way to 94.7cm (37.2 inches) of headroom and 79cm (31.1 inches) of legroom while boot space is 251 liters (8.9 cubic-feet) with the seats up and 951 liters (33.6 cubic-feet) with the rear seats folded down.

Order books open in Germany on March 6 with first deliveries in May. European market launch follows shortly during the summer. With a premium of 475 euros over the three-door version, prices start at 10,325 euros.

The only engine available is the three-cylinder 1.0-liter petrol unit with BlueMotion tech (including a stop/start system) outputting 44 kW (60 PS / 60 bhp) and 55 kW (75 PS / 75 bhp) depending on trim package selected. Fuel economy will be 4.2 liters/100 km and 4.3 liters/100 km, respectively.

Technology abounds as the Up! is the first vehicle in its segment to be equipped with an pre-collision braking system. Called City Emergency Braking, the system can automatically brake the vehicle when a impending collision up to 18 mph is detected. Also featured is VW's maps+more Portable Infotainment Device (PID) which offers touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth and enterntainment.

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