The Volkswagen up! is on every good list of essential city cars – and at the very top of many, including the ones compiled by both Autocar and Auto Express. Enjoy the very best this accomplished little car has to offer by choosing the GTI iteration, which makes every journey a fun one.
A Jacara-red-upholstered cabin sets the tone for the up! GTI’s striking interior. Front-row travellers are provided with sports seats, and the driver gets to grip a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel. The GTI emblem is prominent too, on the vehicle’s bespoke gear knob, for example – and stainless steel door sill protectors, each of which feature an eye-catching honeycomb insert. A matte-chrome trim further enhances the GTI’s racy looks, and can be spied on air vent surrounds, door handles and elsewhere.
This particular up! variant is fitted with five-inch colour infotainment touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system. Additional audio-listening options are provided by AUX, USB and SD inputs, while Bluetooth connectivity enables music streaming and hands-free telephone communication. You can access a wide range of apps too, using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and hands-free control of the car’s navigation system makes route planning a breeze.
For a winning combination of automobile and sound system, select the VW up! Beats, which is fitted with a seven-speaker stereo that delivers your favourite tunes via an eight-channel amplifier.
The pacy up! GTI possesses plenty of sporty exterior flourishes. The vehicle rides on 17-inch black-diamond-tuned alloys, for instance, with red brake calipers fitted to the front wheels. This model features grade-specific bumpers and black honeycomb-patterned air intakes too, as well as a smart-looking gloss black rear spoiler. The desirable GTI badge marks this particular variant out as something special, and appears on this model’s front fascia, front wings and tailgate. The GTI up! is as practical as you would like it to be, since it’s available in three or five-door body styles.
This pinnacle of the up! range is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This 108bhp unit produces a peak torque of 200Nm and 0-60mph in approximately 8.6 seconds. While the VW up! GTI is decidedly agile, it is also agreeably efficient, returning as much as 50.4mpg, and producing CO2 emissions as low as 127g/km.
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