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VW to show Juke rival and refreshed up! at Geneva

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The compact SUV could be positioned below the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s line-up, a new and potentially very high volume segment for the brand which would contest cars such as the Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka and Renault Captur.

Volkswagen hasn’t revealed any details yet, but it’s likely that this will be an ongoing development of the T-ROC concept shown two years ago. The new concept car is said to feature a near button-free interior, a development of the cabin in the BUDD-e electric showcar from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The crossover will be displayed alongside subtle update for the up! city car, which gets revised styling including new headlights a rear diffuser, new tail lights and a few additions to its paint palette and customisation options list. A new Android and iOS-compatible phone dock will display functions from the car on external devices, as well as offering media playback.

Launching later this year, the up! will also include the highest-performance model yet. This will use the 89bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine shared with the Polo, reaching 62mph in around ten seconds and offering 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 102g/km, subject to final testing. The 60bhp and 75bhp 1.0-litre engines will continue to be available in the new model. Expect prices to be announced after its debut.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.