When your budget stretches to five figures, you can have our favourite version of the Seat Mii/Skoda Citigo/VW Up trio.
The Volkswagen Up High Up has the more powerful of the two three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engines on offer. You won't notice much difference between the two engines in town, where both are lively and refined. However, the 74bhp unit has a big advantage over the 59bhp version on the motorway, where it's quieter and more relaxed.
High Up trim also comes loaded with kit. It has the remote locking, electric front windows and alloy wheels that you'd expect, along with the air-conditioning, heated front seats, stability control and sat-nav that you probably wouldn't.
What's more, the High Up also has a swankier interior that features a piano black dashboard insert, a leather steering wheel and metallic trim on the switches, dials and door pulls. It all amounts to an upmarket feel, which complements the car's sophisticated driving manners.