Volkswagen Up!

The Volkswagen Up! is a three or five door compact car, it is the latest car to be driven straight at the customer that wants a small car that turns heads, a trick the delightful Fiat 500 achieves with it’s retro cool design. The Up! on the other hand is a car that manages to look cheeky on the outside and cutting edge on the inside, this is a car where nothing is left to chance, it is engineered to near perfection in every aspect and should you choose the Up! you will not be disappointed, it’s just we love little Italian cars a bit more.

 

The Up! is a available in two variants, the sparse Take Up! is no longer on the Scheme, the Move Up! and the High Up!, probably the most annoying names in automotive history, only to be outdone by the electric E-UP! (Yorkshire’s finest). The Move Up! is equipped with air conditioning, body-coloured door mirrors, central locking, driver’s seat height adjustment, split folding rear seat with a variable load floor, the High up! adds 15″ alloy wheels, leather height adjustable steering wheel, front fog lights and the excellent Maps and more touch-screen navigation/radio device with integrated voice control.

 

The Up! is powered by a one litre three cylinder petrol engine that comes with either 60 or 75 brake horse power (High Up! only) the more powerful version can still achieve 60 mpg. Top speed is 100 miles per hour or 106 for the larger engine and 0-62 miles per hour takes 14.4 seconds and 13.2 respectively.  There is also a bluemotion (BMT) version available on the Move Up! that boosts the fuel consumption to 68.9 miles per gallon from the standard 62.8 mpg.

 

 

Volkswagen UP! Motability car rearThe Volkswagen Up! if better equipped in the entry level Take Up! would offer fantastic value as it is a great car with more room than you can imagine, it’s great to drive and look at but you have to go to the Move Up! to receive the comforts that should be standard, the Kia Picanto is still a good looking car and such better value. The Automatic Up! is now available with ASG, a single clutch 5 speed automatic that is really semi-automatic, (no steering wheel paddle gear changers).  As it only has one clutch within the automatic box there will be some lag when changing gear in full automatic mode particularly if you are accelerating hard but it is perfect for sedate town driving and as a bonus there is no loss in power or fuel economy.

Summer Best Buy – Volkswagen Up! 5 speed Manual or Automatic 1.0 petrol 75bhp High Up 3 or 5dr  –  Nil Advance Payment (£59.29 wpms)

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