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Looks even in entry-level specification keen pricing will younger buyers Extremely to park even in tight Generally good visibility town


Engines need to be worked hard sometimes block view corners Narrow access to and high load lip Many items cost extra

As the of city cars grow on year, Volkswagen decided it was to introduce a new car to replace the Fox, was relatively low quality and sold in small numbers compared to rivals. At just 3.54 long the up! is designed to excel in where small size and weight are key.

The up! is meant to be to manoeuvre around cities, so it has clever packaging to make it as as possible, helping to place it the easiest and least stressful to park. At 1.64 metres there are few spaces that the up! fit into. It manages to keep a amount of interior space, and four people would be over short distances.

With the up. Volkswagen is targeting a younger audience than has been possible with the the next model up the range. Its both inside and out reflects with the interior plastics colour according to the model There’s a generally youthful and feel throughout the car, by the new three-cylinder engine, which is suited to young people who stick to low-speed in-town

Two engines are available depending on the of trim. They are essentially the unit but a higher rev limit one to achieve 74bhp compared to the unit’s 59bhp. The difference significant but there’s actually little to choose between on the road and their torque are identical. While they perfectly well under pressure, busy cities ask for acceleration and these 1.0-litre can sometimes struggle to keep

The boot is quite small and a narrow area of access limits the up!’s ability to bags. It can also make it to remove luggage that has during a journey. Young may just use the back seats to luggage, and this is a compromise such a small car has to make prioritising rear passenger

Our verdict on the Volkswagen up! Move up!

The up! is in ways brilliant in cities. Its makes parking much than it otherwise might be and it has good visibility, which to increase driver confidence. of city-friendly technology is available, as part of cost option to make the up! even more It’s not that great for luggage but as simple and effective transport it’s excellent.

The up! is among the cheaper cars to buy and own in the UK, but is not the cheapest. This is a deliberate by Volkswagen to avoid being as the cheap option, which affect its brand image. servicing costs should be low.

Space and practicality

space has been prioritised boot space, so the rear backs lean intrusively the boot area, cutting the aperture so that it’s a lot than the boot floor There’s a split floor is helpful, but the small aperture that larger bags fit in unless the seats are folded Such a small car is at least to clean, though.

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Car safety

The up! the minimum standards required by which are already very and offers extra electronic like City Emergency which can mitigate or even a simple low-speed crash. active and passive safety are comprehensive, especially for a car of this

Driver appeal

Being the wheel of the up! is a really pleasant in the higher models with trim inserts. It’s good fun to drive around a town in. However, in situations harder acceleration is needed the up! can The engine has only a little with an off-beat three-cylinder and it lacks a sizable reserve of to help the car build speed

Family car appeal

First car

Quality and image

Volkswagen has an reputation for quality among the public, but has not previously done justice in its city cars. The up! to feel a lot more solid of model, although inevitably plastics feel cheap. the entry-level take up! model is too equipped and feels too basic for the The high up! and special editions much more appealing.


The up! is relatively low but not inconveniently so, and cause any difficulties for the majority of the audience. It’s also enough to mean that seat occupants can get in without any risk of bumping their In the three-door model it’s harder to get into the back. is, however, an acceptable price to pay in the of most first-time car buyers.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

Although the up! doesn’t a particularly outstanding stereo, it have an impressive information and system dubbed ‘maps + It’s a removable tablet-like that offers full and internet-based services, making it in big cities for finding out about places of interest, or where to Its capabilities are well beyond is expected in A-segment cars.

one-litre, three-cylinder petrol

Colours and trim

There are a number of common and colours available for the up! series. aren’t daring or unusual, but the bases have been with red, blue and The special edition white up! and up! cars are only available in named colour, with wheels. The higher-end models interior trim in the same as the body, which makes the more appealing.


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