Production will start by 2011 and the car will very likely start to be sold around the same time. There will initially be two versions of the car, in three-door and five-door configurations. Not officially announced, but expected, are the cabrio and a crossover version that will be called CrossLupo, which is likely to hit the market by 2012.
Engines will be very fuel efficient, such as a 1-litre three cylinder petrol powerplant. Diesel and electric options will also be available, this latest a little more ahead in time. This is why Audi may not have announced its version so far. It may wait until development of the electric version is its final stages to do so.