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Up Hatchback

Volkswagen Up Hatchback 1.0 60 B'motion Tech Move Up 3dr Review

For This is the most efficient Up of all, thanks to stop-start technology, low rolling resistance tyres and brake regeneration technology. It offers a 96g/km CO2 rating and the extra kit doesn’t compromise the driving experience.

Against The eco kit is only available on the 59bhp engine, which is not as flexible as the higher-powered version. It is best suited to an urban environment. You would have to be a regular user of London’s congestion charge zone to offset the increase in the purchase price, too.

Volkswagen Up Hatchback

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

If your driving needs are purely urban then this is the most efficient and appropriate Up of the lot. However, if you venture to the countryside then the higher-powered version would be a more rewarding and relaxing experience

What Car? readers say

4.615385


Key facts

0–60mph
14.4 secs
Top speed
100 mph
Average mpg
68.9
Tank range
miles
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Size

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The full Volkswagen Up review


Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

We’ve driven both versions of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. The higher-powered 74bhp car copes well at motorway speeds, but it needs plenty of revs to get going. The 59bhp version is slower, and while it’s capable on urban roads, it can struggle a bit on the motorway. The optional ASG transmission makes life more difficult, as it causes the car to lunge in between shifts.

There are three trim levels to choose from, and all come with four airbags and ABS as standard. It also has an automatic emergency braking system, and although it doesn’t come as standard, it can be fitted to any version as an option – it’s reasonably priced, too.

The VW Up is pretty basically kitted out. Air-conditioning and electric front windows only start mid-range, and if you want the terrifically handy portable sat-nav infotainment unit, you’ll either have to add it as an option or buy the top of the range car.

Reader test team says:

Volkswagen Up Hatchback 1.0 75 High Up 5dr

I've had my High Up for only 2 weeks but am already hooked. It is an amazing little car that does everything I need it to do on my Mon-Fri 40 mile…

Dean Butcher

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Up Hatchback 1.0 75 High Up 3dr

Brilliant little car. Cheap to run, tax £20. group 2 insurance. The car feels very safe when driving even at high speed.

Gavin Os

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Up Hatchback 1.0 60 Move Up 5dr

The one down side of this car is how rough the 3-cylinder engine is when cold. However, it does get smoother and quiet when it's warmed up, and the…

David James

5 out of 5 stars

Volkswagen Up Hatchback 1.0 75 B'motion Tech High Up 5dr

This car really did tick all the boxes.This was going to be my workhorse car for commuting/work and travel (I have something more sporty and extreme…

Mark Mazarelo

4 out of 5 stars
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