VOLKSWAGEN UP Hatchback 1 0 Move UP 3dr ASG On Lease From ВЈ138 55 — Volkswagen Fox hatchback

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The up! makes most sense on ‘Move up!’ guise and variant is likely to be the most UK version of the German giant’s attempt to crack the citycar Andy Enright takes a

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen up! is a car that lifts the company out of its run of form in this sector. almost entirely gimmick-free, an incredibly economical 1.0-litre is well built, small on the and big on the inside. What more you want? A little personality but that’s a tiny grumble. As to version prospective customers end up buying, it’s highly to be the one on test here, the air conditioned up! model.


Even a as expert in the art of vehicle manufacture as has an Achilles heel. What well be more surprising is this weak point in the construction of small cars. made its name producing well-built, inexpensive vehicles but in years, its speciality has shifted to more generously padded The Lupo was Volkswagen’s first at the modern city car theme, but it was too and too expensive to succeed. Determined to from this expensive Volkswagen went to the other with the Lupo’s successor, the Bigger than virtually all its it was also cheap. Too cheap, it It never felt like a product. Many of its rivals a far smarter balance between and comfort. Undeterred, Volkswagen is for another try with its smart up! Third time could prove a charm. For the UK, the range with a Spartan ‘Take model, but that could a little basic for many people who’ll want to the extra £1,000 for the ‘Move variant on test here.

Driving Experience

The Up — would prefer we call it the up! but high time we put a stop to sort of thing — has had a gestation, having first as a concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt show. Back then, were a little different, the Up a rear mounted engine the rear bench seat. The car is a more conventional thing a front engine and front drive, but it’s not short on touches. The tiny three-cylinder has a radiator that slots it, making for a very short end, just like the That 1.0-litre powerplant in three flavours; entry-level BlueMotion eco 60bhp and a punchier version for the range topper. An Up joins the range in 2013 work already underway on a diesel hybrid version. In ‘Move up!’ guise as here, you’ll be looking at the variant, an engine that cleanly and pulls decently even in 60bhp guise. it’s not quick but it’s got about it to blend sweetly city traffic. The standard is a five-speed manual and it’s and precise with the option of a sequential box if clutch pedals you. The steering is similarly but accurate. For city driving the Up is as you’d want. If that like damning with praise, it’s anything It’s built to a tight and it succeeds.

Design and Build

At just 3.54 metres in 1.64 metres in width and metres in height, the Up is one of the smallest city cars, measuring a 11cm shorter than a Fiat Panda. Clever means that interior is maximised. The wheels are teased out to corner, with the wheelbase of being one of the biggest in class, with that compact and lateral radiator allowing the bulkhead and crash structures to forward too. There’s room at the back too, a 251-litre boot being a tad than is typical in this Drop the rear seats and space extends to 951 litres. The is colourful, with the option of body-coloured panels, evoking the of the original Beetle. The interior is clean and easy to get to grips featuring a compact centre pod for of the minor controls. There’s of storage and the cool dished steering wheel frames an cluster of refreshing simplicity. there’s no shortage of hard this doesn’t feel a car that’s been ruthlessly down to a price like its Fox It just feels agreeably

Market and Model

There’s a choice of either or five-door bodystyles and the option of a robotised clutch-less 5-speed as an urban alternative to the usual manual. And in terms of equipment? if you subscribe to the view that up! this little Volkswagen a lot of extra features will its minimalist charm, you’ll be served by the entry-level ‘Take variant, for it really doesn’t with very much at all than the real basics: you have to pay extra for a spare You do though, get an MP3-compatible CD stereo an AUX-in socket, body-coloured daytime running lights and a 12V If that’s a bit hair shirt for you’ll be far better served at air ‘Move up!’ level. there’s less of the penny-pinching So you do get a lid on the glovebox, remote control a rear seat that 60/40, a vanity mirror, seats that slide for rear access and the variable floor that the boot was for. There’s body for the door mirrors and handles and you don’t have to manually up your windows, Seventies

Cost of Ownership

Any city car or falls by its ongoing costs and the Up to have all its bases covered. as all ‘Take up!’ buyers for the 60bhp engine and the figures are at 62.7mpg and 105g/km. Those for better economy still be drawn inexorably to the BlueMotion which averages a fantastic and emits just 97g/km of dioxide. Residual values set to be extremely strong, thanks to the badge, the excellent critical the car has received and the ultra-low running The only tiny fly in the ointment be mechanically similar SEAT Mii and Citigo versions which be available more cheaply. Group brand managers to be confident that a Skoda is not a Volkswagen customer. I’m not so

I’ll go out on a limb here and say Volkswagen will break its run of car duds with the Up. In ‘Move form as tested here, well-priced, offers plenty of a decent enough drive and the part. Super-low running and a decent breadth of customer also score in its favour. It have things all its own way in this as the competition just gets intense with each year, but it’s a very turn. It feels like a grown up and rather serious car. It also feels well-judged. It’s clear money has been spent on the that matter. The seats are the control weights are just so and the ergonomics just work. cars might go a little in the styling department, but the Up’s is that it’s not trying to you into liking it with You’ll respect the way it works. How How very Volkswagen.

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