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With Skoda sales on the upswing, a new report is indicating the brand from the Czech Republic will get a rebadged version of the Volkswagen Lupo / Up.

Details are limited, but the vehicle will be virtually identical to its German cousin with only minor styling changes differentiating them. This means we can likely expect a revised grille, unique headlights, and modified bumpers.

Under the hood, a variety of engines will be available. Nothing is official, but choices are slated to include a 1.0-liter petrol and 1.2-liter diesel with 75 PS (74 hp / 55 kW) as well as a 1.2-liter TSI with 86 PS (84 hp / 63kW). Eventually, an electric-only version will be launched with an electric motor that produces approximately 82 PS (80 hp / 60 kW) and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque.

The unnamed Skoda variant will be built in Bratislava, Slovakia and is scheduled to go on sale in early 2012.

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