A small family car that's deceptively spacious and brilliant fun, the Volkswagen up! is a joy to drive and economical to run. Combining great looks with bags of personality, it is one of the best city cars around.
Available as either a three or five-door version, one thing this model is not short on is style. At just 3.54m long the car is certainly compact, yet it is also deceptively spacious. Smooth contours sweep across the body-coloured bumpers and short bonnet and along the sides of the up!, enhanced by a horizontal running line and optional alloy wheels. The sleek and contemporary styling continues at the rear, with a fully-glazed tailgate.
Three trim levels and two special edition models are available, along with plenty of opportunities for further personalisation. There’s a whole range of dashboard and upholstery options available to suit your personality and tastes, all of which make use of the highest-quality materials.
Ergonomic controls make driving intuitive and relaxing, ensuring a comfortable journey for all. Power steering and a height-adjustable steering wheel make easy work of manoeuvring around tight city streets and into small parking spaces. This four-seater offers plenty of room for passengers, with numerous storage compartments and 251 litres of boot space, increasing to 951 litres on some models with the rear seats down.
Four petrol engines are available across the range, including Volkswagen's 1.0 litre BlueMotion Technology powertrain. Offering a nimble and agile driving experience in urban environments, it produces CO2 emissions of just 95g/km and is capable of up to 68.9mpg combined, making the up! impressively economical. Those looking for more power can choose a 74bhp engine, which will take the car from 0-60mph in just over 14 seconds.
A host of technology options is available across the range, from air conditioning to a Fender sound system with six speakers and a subwoofer. Volkswagen's Maps & More optional touch-screen device brings together satellite navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity, MP3 playback functionality and SD card compatibility.
The up! is the latest, and smallest, model to be adorned with the famous GTI badge, giving drivers both young and not-so-young the chance to create (or recreate) great driving memories.
Following 42 years of GTI success, the up! GTI harks back to the 1976 Golf GTI Mk1 in both concept and power output. The up! GTI produces 115PS compared to the Mk1’s 110PS, and carefully judged dynamics see the new 1,070-kilogram up! GTI pay a modern day tribute to Volkswagen’s original hot hatch icon.
Building on the already impressive base of the existing up!, the new GTI adds a 115PS 1-litre TSI three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, greater down force on the rear axle, sports running gear lowered by around 15mm compared to the standard car, and typical GTI insignia inside and out.
Offered in three- or five-doors, and with a six-speed manual gearbox, the up! GTI promises engaging performance blended with the typically practical attributes of Volkswagen’s popular four-seat A00 city car.
A range of safety features come fitted as standard. These include halogen headlights complete with daytime running lights, ABS and multiple airbags to protect driver and passengers in the event of a collision. Electronic Stability Control and a tyre pressure loss indicator are also available.
Contact a member of the team at Des Winks today if you'd like to discover more about the Volkswagen up!, organise a test drive or discuss finance options