Volkswagen's new up! is a revolutionary city car that delivers luxurious comfort along with an economical and rewarding drive.
The pioneer city car has been known as a leader in its class since its launch in 2011. The upgraded up! features an enhanced exterior design, which comes in either three or five-door configuration. The latest front bumper gives the model an attractive look and blends perfectly with the upgraded radiator grille and bonnet. The roundel now comes in chrome-on-black, the new LED running lights are an additional styling cue – enhancing safety, too – while the model’s angular door mirrors and rear bumper have also been revised to give the diffuser a striking look.
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The interior features an upgraded and modern steering wheel,
and is combined with a new dash that brings extraordinary quality in its class.
As standard, all models will come with Volkswagen’s Composition media system,
electric windows, driver’s seat height adjustment and remote central locking.
Opt for the higher spec and get navigation interface and elegant ambient
lighting mounted in the dash, multi-function steering wheel and a
multi-function computer that gives information about fuel economy, journey
times and expected mileage before refuelling is necessary. The up! also
features new seat cloth options, available in seven different colours, while a
new USB port adds connectivity and convenience. This allows access to
navigation, speakerphone, trip computer and other features.
If you are looking for high-end technology, the entry level
model features a 3.1 –inch monochrome display, DAB radio and a CD player. The
other trims come with a five-inch colour display screen that uses Bluetooth
connectivity for audio. Using the “Maps + More” app, all smartphones with iOS
and Android systems can be clicked into the USB-enabled docking station above
the dash and the smartphone is then turned into a useful addition of the
The new model now comes in thirteen exterior colours and, of these, seven are new colours including “Costa Azul”, “Honey Yellow” and “Savanna Gold”. The customer can choose a different colour for the roof, via the new Roof Pack, in either black, white or “Urano Grey”. The Roof Pack also adds colour co-ordinated door mirrors and 65% tinted rear side windows. To make the car more personal, Volkswagen added four carefully constructed colour packs. These feature coloured alloy wheels and the particular hue is repeated in the door mirrors and the styling decals. The options are: “La Boca Goldbeige”, “La Boca Hot Orange”, “Polygon Fortana Red”, “Polygon Black” or “Polygon Sandstorm Yellow”. If you are looking for additional options, the High up! is available in five different dash colours, including the eye-catching “Pixels Red” and “Pixels Honey Yellow”.
Another advantage about the new model is the start/stop technology, the BlueMotion Technology that saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. The engine line-up features two petrol engines that come with three different power outputs – from 60 to 90PS (thanks to the new turbocharged petrol powerplant). To make the driving experience a lot more relaxed, the model also features Cruise Control and ParkPilot.
In terms of safety packages the new up! comes with Electronic Stabilisation Control, Anti-lock Braking System and City Emergency Braking. Furthermore, driver and front passenger airbags and an early crash sensor, which activates the seatbelt tensioners, feature in the car, while the two back seats are fittedwith the ISOFIX system to make child seat installation simple.
The pricing for the new up! starts at £8,995 OTR.