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VW confirms small car production

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Volkswagen has confirmed the production location for the Up! small car range that could be sold in South Africa.

The three- and five-door models will be built at the company's Bratislava facility in Slovakia.

Following the unveiling of the production model at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the first vehicles in the new range are expected to roll off the production line later that year.

Models will be made available for the Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda brands.

While the manufacturer has not revealed the range as Up!, the three door concept was initially shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, while the five-door Space Up! version was revealed at the Tokyo show of the same year.

Up! is expected to arrive in South Africa from 2012 as the final replacement for the Citi Golf. Production of the perennial Mark 1 ends in 2010, but is likely to be followed by a Polo-based model until Up! arrives.

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