One of the very best city cars currently available, the Volkswagen up! has been the recipient of a number of noteworthy awards too. For instance, Auto Express declared it their City Car of the Year for 2017. This top-of-the-line GTI model also scooped Top Gear’s Pocket Rocket of the Year accolade, also in 2017.
The VW up! is available in Take up!, Move up!, High up!, up! beats and up! GTI trim levels. All variants provide space for four adults inside, including plenty of headroom, even in the back row. The driver benefits from a height-adjustable position and a telescopic three-spoke steering wheel, making it easy for him or her to quickly get comfortable. The car’s 251-litre boot space can be expanded whenever required – to a very useful 959 litres.
A two-speaker sound system is included as standard, complete with DAB radio and an AM/FM tuner, as are AUX, USB and SD inputs. Take up! trims and higher add four more speakers and feature Bluetooth connectivity, making it possible to stream audio content and make and receive hands-free calls. High up! grades and above also feature a hands-free navigation system, while up! beats trims add eight-channel amplification and Digital Sound Processing for an immersive aural experience.
The up! is as racy and practical as you require it to be. For example, the car can be chosen in three or five-door body styles. Naturally, the former is ideal for owners who typically drive alone, or with one other passenger, while the latter is a great choice for young families. The vehicle’s bijou dimensions ensure that it handles busy city streets with ease and fits into virtually any parking space, regardless of how small it is. The vehicle is fitted with tinted glass too, which minimises the harshness of intense sunlight.
All models are fitted with a 1.0-litre petrol engine as standard, which is paired with five-speed manual transmission. Volkswagen Take up!, Volkswagen Move up! and Volkswagen up! beats grades offer a power output of 59bhp. High up! trims, meanwhile, provide a choice of 74bhp and 89bhp units, which are also options with up! beats grades. GTI trims, on the other hand, are powered by a 113bhp engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Variants installed with a 59bhp unit return as much as 64.2mpg and produce CO2 emissions as low as 101g/km. Optimal performance levels are provided by the up! GTI, which delivers 200Nm of torque and 0-60mph in roughly 8.6 seconds.
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You’ll find the VW up! for sale now at Specialist Cars Volkswagen in Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy. The up! one of many fine cars produced by the hugely popular and critically acclaimed German marque. Please explore the VW up! range on our website to find your ideal model. Whenever you’re ready, please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more – and to book your test drive.
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