GERMANY: Volkswagen won't build another Lupo - ANE
A report in Automotive News Europe (ANE) says that Volkswagen has decided not to build another Volkswagen Lupo or Seat Arosa. The report says that the entry-level city-car models, launched in 1998, have been 'big disappointments' for Volkswagen. ANE says that the cars will be replaced in 2005 with 'much larger models'. Wilfried Bockelmann, head of product development for the VW brand, told ANE: "Customers want more than just a small car. They want value for money and a cheaper car that can carry four occupants with their luggage, particularly in eastern European markets. A successor would therefore be bigger."
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