Volkswagen Up 1.0 65PS Up 5dr Review

Category: City car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £13,105What Car? Target Price£12,677
Review

The Volkswagen Up offers plenty of choice to appeal to a wide market, including electric and hot-hatch variants. It combines fun driving manners with generous standard equipment, while a high-quality interior sets it apart from rivals such as the Kia Picanto. It’s a shame the entry-level engine is a little underpowered, though, and automatic emergency braking isn’t available.

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The entry-level trim is simply called Up, and is available in both three and five-door guise. It already comes with LED daytime running lights, manual air conditioning, electric front windows and hill-start assistance. It's let down by the lack of a touchscreen infotainment system, though; the Up gives you a small 5.0in colour screen that sits below the climate controls, and displays information such as the radio station and, when fitted, the rear-view camera image. You also get Bluetooth connectivity, AUX in and a USB socket included. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats4
0-62 MPH15.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

251

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

117

g/km

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