A city car that has been designed to impress, the new Volkswagen Up! represents the ultimate combination of style and comfort in a compact urban runaround. Packed with features and available in a number of standout finishes, this is the ultimate model for first-time drivers and those searching for a sense of city chic.
The compact dimensions of the new Up! ensure that the model is perfect for urban motorists. Having undergone a recent facelift, it now comes in five trim levels - Take up!, Move up!, Beats, High up!, and e-up! - with each available in an array of body colours and with alloy wheel options available. The cabin, meanwhile, is surprisingly spacious and comes with equipment such as climate control, heated seats, and a leather steering wheel depending on trim level.
Three different power options are available in the new Up!, with its three-cylinder petrol engine producing 59bhp, 74bhp, and 89bhp. The most fuel efficient of the three - the 59bhp manual - delivers remarkable economy of up to 68.9mpg while emitting just 105g/km of CO2, while the turbocharged 89bhp provides the fastest acceleration, racing to 60mph in under ten seconds.
Technology and safety
A number of safety measures come fitted as standard in the new Volkswagen Up!, including anti-lock braking, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, tyre pressure monitoring, and a seatbelt alert. The technology doesn’t stop at safety, however; selected models offer a satellite navigation system that links to your smartphone, as well as a exclusive sound system in the Beats edition of the vehicle.