The e-up! city car arrived to a flurry of excitement, as it represented a
significant arrival to a vehicle class that is growing in importance.
The all-electric e-up! enhanced the appeal of the model family even
further with clean and quiet performance that doesn't compromise on fun.
The German automaker has equipped the city car with generous amounts of in-car technology that you and your passengers can both enjoy. One notable fixture is the Maps & More infotainment system which features satellite navigation. It also includes a five-inch colour multifunction computer, as well as voice commands for safer operation. Media can be played through the device as an alternative to the DAB digital radio.
The e-up!'s 80bhp electric motor is responsible for clean and economical performance that isn't lacking in any pulling power, as 210Nm of maximum torque is delivered from a lower gear. The advanced battery has an impressive range of 93 miles and helps the vehicle complete 0-60mph in around 12.4 seconds while releasing zero emissions. For you this means zero annual road tax and low running costs for years.
Short overhangs on a short wheelbase give the vehicle its compact dimensions, and to this condensed shape Volkswagen has added a number of eye-catching details. The LED daytime running lights are unique to the e-up! and complement clear halogen headlamps positioned above front fog lights. As standard the model sits on 15-inch 'Tezzle' alloy wheels, boasts heat-insulating tinted glass and features a subtle 'e-up!' logo on the side.
On the inside you are welcomed by a first-class environment that merges a leather-trimmed steering wheel with your choice of dashboard colour and upholstery combination. Chrome surrounds and door handles are welcome flashes of luxury, while the front seats are heated for added comfort during colder weather.
As well as being eco-aware and pleasing to the eye the e-up! is reassuringly safe. Tried and tested systems of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) minimise the chance of an incident when the car is under strain. For extra protection in most situations the cabin includes side and front airbags plus ISOFIX child seat anchor points.
The e-up! has many advantages over its rivals, and now is the time to buy electric with infrastructure growing across the UK. You can find out more about this rewarding city car with Johnsons Volkswagen in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth and book a test drive by contacting us today.
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