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VOLKSWAGEN UP HATCHBACK

1.0 65PS Up 5dr

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions117.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed101mph

Driver Convenience

  • Digital clock
  • Multifunction camera with lane assist
  • Multifunction computer
  • Rev counter
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Speedometer, electronic odometer and fuel gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Volkswagen connect

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • Composition colour system with 5" screen, DAB, AUX in socket, SD card, MP3/WMA/AAC, 4 X 20W, bluetooth, audio connection and USB connectivity
  • Smartphone interface navigation system

Exterior Features

  • Antenna
  • Black radiator grille
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Halogen clear headlights with integrated indicators and range adjustable
  • Heat insulating tinted glass
  • Heated rear window
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Manually dimming rear view mirror
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Windscreen wipers intermittent wipe

Interior Features

  • 12V accessory power point in centre console
  • 2 cup holders in the centre console
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Delay courtesy light function
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
  • Folding front seat backrest release on front passenger seat
  • Front head restraints
  • Fusion cloth upholstery
  • Headlining in Light grey
  • Heating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fan
  • Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x2)
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Plastic gearshift knob/handle
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Two rear seats with 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
  • Variable boot floor

Safety

  • 3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Anti-lock braking system with EDL, EBD + TCS
  • Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Engine drag torque control
  • Front disc brakes
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • High tone horn
  • Hill hold control
  • Rear drum brakes
  • Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
  • Two 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator

Security

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Locking fuel filler cap
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

  • Galvanished body
  • Start/stop function with battery regeneration

Trim

  • Black cube 2D upper dashpad
  • Chrome surrounds to the air vents, radio controls and air conditioning

Wheels

  • 15" Fortaleza alloy wheels and anti theft wheel bolts

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    98
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    117
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    119
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    117

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    SOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Engine Code
    CHYA
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    60.1

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    65
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    2E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    81
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    83
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    3
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    46
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    55
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    15.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    65
  • Engine Power - KW
    48
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    67
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    9.3
  • Engine Torque - NM
    91
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2950
  • Top Speed
    101

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/55 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/55 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    FORTALEZA
  • Wheel Type
    15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1504
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3600
  • Wheelbase
    2407
  • Width
    1641
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1910

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1330
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    959
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    251
  • Max. Loading Weight
    414
  • Max. Roof Load
    50
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    916
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    9.8

With the improved up!, Volkswagen can offer citycar buyers a very competitive proposition indeed. Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Background

In concept, Volkswagen's up! was smarter even than the finished product we see here, the original 2007 prototype rear-engined just like the early Beetle as the German designers sought to find more space from an ever-smaller roadway footprint. But such complexity would have made the finished production version as expensive as 'lifestyle' small cars like the MINI or the Audi A1. Which wasn't the point at all. This, the company decided, must be something almost anyone could afford. In any case, it could still be clever even if it was conventional. If the engine could be smaller, the wheelbase longer and the overhangs shorter, the ambitious cabin space goals set by the rear-driven concept could still be achieved. A basic formula to which has been added all manner of innovation. Depending on its purpose and the preference of its buyer, an up! can guide you with Google. It can brake itself to avoid an accident. It can be a hot hatch. Or, at the other extreme, a trendy fashion icon. It can, in short, be all things to all people. A real Peoples Car.

Driving Experience

All mainstream models use the same 60PS normally aspirated 1.0-litre powerplant. This features a characteristic offbeat rasp that isn't unpleasant and rather suits this car's rather individual charisma. You'll certainly be hearing plenty from the engine if rapid progress is needed, for without a turbocharger to boost torque, this unit needs to be revved quite a bit, peak power not arriving until 6,000rpm, only 600rpm shy of the red line. The sprint to 62mph occupies 14.4s on the way to 99mph, quite enough to keep up with the traffic. Rather more rapid is the GTI variant, which uses the brand's turbo TSI petrol engine in 115PS form and sprints to 62mph in just 8.8s en route to 122mph. But this little pocket rocket is about far more than just straightline speed. It's a great little B-road blaster. The other up! alternative is the battery-powered e-up! model, now improved with a larger 32.3kWh battery, with a WLTP driving range enhanced to 159 miles.

Design and Build

Not too much has changed with the looks of this car in recent years. So as ever, there's a diminutive total length of around 3.5-metres, yet a wheelbase that takes up nearly 2.5-metres of that. Which is why, though an up! Is no longer than a Fiat 500, it offers far more room inside, space in fact for the four fully-sized adults who could never comfortably fit in the apparently space-efficient Italian car. How has this been done? By shortening the front and rear overhangs as much as the designers dared, something only possible at the front by mounting the radiator alongside rather than in front of the very compact engine. The result is a tardis-like interior just as big as that of Volkswagen's far pricier Polo supermini. Take luggage space as an example; as long as you can lump your stuff over the rather high sill, you'll find 251-litres of space - or 951-litres with the seats folded. Inside, there's a cool dished three-spoke steering wheel fashioned from light magnesium and framing an instrument cluster of refreshing simplicity. A pity though that it's still only adjustable for height, not for reach. The interior design with its large speedometer is clean and easy to get to grips with, featuring high gloss back trim and a compact centre pod for many of the minor controls. True, there's no shortage of hard plastics, but this doesn't feel like a car that's been ruthlessly built down to a price. It just feels agreeably minimalist.

Market and Model

Pricing sits mainly in the £14,000 to £16,000 bracket, though the up! GTI will cost you just over £18,000, once the government grant has been subtracted from its asking price. As usual with the up!, there's a choice of either three or five-door bodystyles. There are now seven spec levels. These kick off with the standard up! model, then there's the trendy 'Black Edition' variant, plus the 'Beats' derivative, before you get to the mildly sporty-looking 'R-Line' version and the properly sporty GTI derivative. Buyers can choose from a range of customisable dashboard designs and specify a 300W BeatsAudio sound system. Bear in mind that the bottom end of the pricing spectrum gets you a very basic car indeed, so most will want to find extra cash to move up! the range. The 'R-Line' models for instance, add ambient lighting, a customised dashpad, heated front seats, a multifunction steering wheel, six loudspeakers, fog lamps with integrated static cornering lights and 16-inch 'Triangle Black' alloy wheels.

Cost of Ownership

Any citycar stands or falls on its ongoing costs and here, the up! looks to have all its bases covered. Thanks in part to a low kerb weight of well under a tonne, the mainstream 60PS 1.0-litre models will return a WLTP-rated combined fuel economy figure of 55.4mpg with WLTP emissions if up to 117g/km. Opt for the GTI with its 115PS TSI turbo engine and the figures are 51.4mpg and 125g/km. As for the warranty, well the three year 60,000 mile package that Volkswagen offers can't match the five year programmes available on rivals like Hyundai's i10 and Toyota's Aygo or the seven year deal on Kia's Picanto. More surprising is that Volkswagen chooses not to match the three year Roadside Assistance package that Skoda offers on its basically identical Citigo model. As you'd expect, every up! comes with a 12 year body protection guarantee and a three year paint warranty.

Summary

The up! Remains the very essence of a small, affordable Volkswagen, a high quality class-less car very much in the mould of the original Beetle. One of the lightest small runabouts you can buy, it still manages to feel solid, a triumph of packaging and design that's streets ahead of any citycar the brand has yet brought us. Highlights include superb space efficiency, a brilliant detachable infotainment system and a city braking function that'll pay for itself in peace of mind. All very clever and in execution, all very German - which might have delivered to the showrooms a very impressive but essentially rather soul-less result. Fortunately, the up! Has enough character to make you like it as well as admire it - and that'll be crucial in an increasingly fashion-led market segment. If you like the look and you can afford to go beyond entry-level poverty spec, then there aren't too many downsides here. A few rivals can better the running costs - but not by much. Overall then, this is the embodiment of friendly functionality behind a badge you probably thought you couldn't afford. With potential cleverness you almost certainly won't be expecting from something citycar-sized. A thumbs up! Then? That's about the size of it.

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