The Volkswagen Up is the perfect, high quality, city car, with a sophisticated look and easy drive for those who regularly frequent the city. The Up takes an intelligent approach to driving, making it a highly appealing car, and a top contender against the likes of the VW Polo.
Performance & Drive
The Volkswagen Up offers drivers a choice of two petrol engines; the 6-bhp and 75bhp. However, whichever version you decide to go for, you won’t be disappointed, as the Up always performs to its best, and is outstanding when in urban environments. The downside for the petrol options is that neither are overly brisk, and they struggle a little at motorway speeds. Accelerating within the city however, is no problem at all.
Reliability & Safety
The Up is known to be one of the safest cars on the market, which is heavily due to the clever safety feature systems which are installed. For example, the emergency braking system is incredibly useful at deterring accidents. The system works by reviewing the road in front of the car, and applying the brakes if the scanner senses an imminent collision. This super reliable city is also the choice to go for if you’re looking to save come cash, as it was voted third best for the lowest running costs.
Design & Style
Despite the small size of the Up, there are plenty of customisation options available to drivers, which more than makes up for any lack of space. There are a wide range of colours and alloy wheels available, plus plenty of us personalisation options. Whichever you opt for, the Up still has a funky and innovative style, with its piano black finish on the interior which creates a sophisticated vibe. There are three main trim levels of the Volkswagen up, which all come with a decent amount of standard equipment included.
Known for its strong resale value, the Up’s classiness is hard to beat, even with the Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii. Ultimately, the Up makes for an incredible city car, and is one of Volkswagen’s best-selling models. On the plus side, the Up is remarkably cheap to run too, especially on the BlueMotion Tech models. So if you’re look for savings and great economy, make sure you opt for a BlueMotion Tech version. CO2 emissions are also considerably low, which means free road tax.