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.
Auto Express has again rated the Up! 5 Stars for 2018, "Already one of the best city cars about, the Volkswagen up! has improved thanks to a facelift and new engine."
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. Packed with personalisation options including head-turning body colours, ambient lighting options and a choice of dash pad designs, the new up! is ready for your stamp of individuality. With a range of different coloured roofs, interior dash pads, alloy wheels and exterior decals, you can create an up! that’s truly yours.
You're the boss. From the dash pad design to the upholstery, you design your interior exactly how you want it.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.
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.
There is plenty of choice in the Up! range with 6 models and 7 engines.
The Up! range starts with the Take Up, then the most popular Move Up! Followed by the Up! Beats, High Up! and finally the range topping GTI. The electric E Up is also available.
The engine range includes the 1.0 60ps Manual or ASG, 1.0 75ps Manual or ASG or the 1.0 TSI 90ps Manual. The up! with the highest performance is the up! GTI 1.0 115PS 6spd Manual boasting 0–62mph in 8.8 seconds
A host of technology options is available across the range. Stay connected whilst on the road. Easily connect to the Internet by downloading the “Maps + More” app and placing your smartphone into the holder. Take the party with you wherever you go, playing music directly from your smartphone, SD card or MP3 player via the radio. Stay in the loop. The optional Colour Radio with Bluetooth connectivity allows you to link your smartphone to the up! so you don’t miss a thing.
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.
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 on 01723580058.