According to esteemed automotive website Auto Express, the Volkswagen up! is the best city car money can buy. Even hard-to-please Top Gear has the up! among its list of the very best small cars currently available on UK roads.
The compact and cute Volkswagen up! is perfect for city driving. After all, its diminutive dimensions make it ideal for weaving in and out of busy traffic and slipping into the tightest of parking spaces. Even so, this dinky vehicle is surprisingly practical, especially when it is selected with a five-door body. Inside, there’s ample room for four adults. Travellers also benefit from numerous stowage spaces, such as large door bins and a decent sized glovebox. The car’s 251-litre boot space is more than practical, while with the rear seats folded flat to the floor, 951 litres of luggage capacity becomes available.
Entry-level Take up! trims are fitted with a 1.0-litre petrol engine, which is the most fuel-efficient option available for this vehicle. This 60bhp unit returns as much as 68.9mpg and produces CO2 emissions from just 96g/km. If you would like your up! to offer optimal vim and vigour, choose the GTI edition. This sporty variant is powered by a 1.0-litre 115bhp petrol engine that delivers 0-60mph in approximately 8.6 seconds, yet still manages up to 58.9mpg and emissions from 110g/km.
Technology and safety
A standard-issue two-speaker stereo features an MP3-compatible CD player and an AM/FM tuner. For a six-speaker set up and Bluetooth connectivity, opt for the next-level Move up! trim. Whichever model you choose, it will come with a maximum five-star crash-test rating, and a host of passive safety features and driver aids as standard. For instance, six airbags and ISOFIX child-seat attachments are included – and Anti-Lock Braking System and Electronic Stability Control significantly reduce the risk of skidding.
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