Despite being the smallest car in the Volkswagen range, the up! has a lot to offer. In fact, this compact city car has been described by Auto Express as “one of the best city cars about.”
Available in three and five-door body styles, the up! is resplendent in a smart Tornado Red paint scheme, which comes as standard. A wide range of colours are available as options, including Pure White, Deep Black, Honey Yellow, Costa Azul Blue and Habanero Orange. The paint finish is subtly enhanced by body-coloured bumpers and smartly contrasting black door mirrors and handles. Illumination includes range-adjustable headlights, LED daytime running lights, a rear fog lamp and a high-mounted brake light. Lightweight 15-inch alloy wheels are available with next-level up! grades.
A four-person cabin provides the driver with a height-adjustable seat and a tilt-and-telescopic three-spoke steering wheel. Other standard features include speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, electric front windows, a heated rear window and a 12-volt power point. A minimum-capacity 251-litre boot space (all seats up) can be expanded to 959 litres (rear seats folded). Three-door models feature sliding front seats, enabling easy access for rear-row travellers.
The up! comes with a 1.0-litre 44kW petrol engine as standard, and is paired with five-speed manual transmission. Even with default 16-inch steel wheels, this delivers up to 4.4 l/100km and a 101g/km CO2 emissions figure. With alloy wheels fitted, the engine returns as much as 4.1 l/100km and CO2 emissions as low as 96g/km.
DAB digital radio, a CD player, an AM/FM radio, a 3.1-inch display screen and USB and AUX inputs are standard inclusions. The up! has been endorsed by Euro NCAP with a maximum five-star rating. A wide range of safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Hill-hold Assist, ISOFIX preparation, multiple airbags, three-point seatbelts and seatbelt reminders. The vehicle is secured with remote central locking and an electronic engine immobiliser.
The stylish and dynamic up! is available at Newmarket Motors, County Cork’s leading Volkswagen dealership. For a test drive, complete our online contact form and we will confirm details of your appointment as quickly as we can.
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