new up! & e-up!

Introducing the new up! & e-up!

Volkswagen’s smallest car – which received more awards in the UK last year than any other model in the brand’s range – is back for the new decade and better than ever.

Not only is the new up! the first model in the UK to wear the new Volkswagen logo, but more standard kit is offered including a multifunction camera with lane assist, curtain airbags and a smartphone integration cradle.

After a short hiatus, the critically-acclaimed and smallest Volkswagen GTI model makes its return. The up! GTI keeps its acclaimed and characterful 115 PS 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine. Combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the GTI can complete the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.8 seconds. The other petrol engine option in the up! range is the 60 PS, 1.0-litre three-cylinder power plant. Furthermore, the improved e-up! pure-electric vehicle – with a vastly increased range of 159 miles – will be available to order soon.

Change starts with the standard up!, which benefits from new, generously-equipped trim levels. The entry-level car, fitted with 15-inch ‘Fortaleza’ alloy wheels, a five-inch colour Composition screen, smartphone navigation interface and DAB radio, is now simply named up!, and is available in both three and five-door body styles.

White and Black Edition versions are also now on sale, bringing 16-inch ‘La Boca’ wheels with black or white highlights, as well as a painted roof, mirror housings and dash pads finished in the corresponding colour. The White and Black Edition models are available only in practical five-door body style. Three-door versions are reserved for the GTI and entry-level model.

The cool Beats specification continues in the range, identifiable by its 15-inch ‘Radial’ alloy wheels, red or black mirror housings and Beats badging. On the inside is the exclusive Beats interior, while the car’s standout 300-watt sound system includes an under-boot-floor subwoofer by the famed audio specialist.

New to the up! range for 2020 is the R-Line specification. Bringing sportier features from Volkswagen’s R GmbH sub-brand, the up! R-Line has 16-inch ‘Triangle’ Black alloy wheels as standard and 17-inch ‘Polygon’ alloy wheels optionally available, while black painted roof and door mirror housings complement the sportier styling. Front fog lights sit within the bespoke R-Line bumper, while R-Line badging completes the styling package. The up! R-Line sits squatter than the standard up!, with lowered sports suspension. In addition, the high-end R-Line receives comfort features such as heated front seats alongside electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors.

At the top of the line-up is the GTI, which returns with 17-inch ‘Oswald’ alloy wheels, GTI badging and the hallmark ‘Jacara’ checked cloth upholstery, as well as ambient lighting. This compact hot hatch’s winning package of usable everyday performance, GTI heritage and low running costs have won it many fans since its introduction in 2017. The up! GTI is available in both three- and five-door body styles.

For further details, please contact our sales team.

The new e-up!

Volkswagen first unveiled the e-up! in 2013 as the brand’s first fully-electric production car, and it went on sale in the UK early in 2014. Since then the range of the e-up! has been boosted to 159 miles (WLTP), up from the original’s 83-mile potential, thanks to the addition of a larger lithium-ion battery pack with a net capacity of 32.3 kWh, up from 18.7 kWh in the previous-generation car.

In addition to this, the e-up! runs parallel to the rest of the up! range, so in turn benefits from the same package of driver’s assistance, safety and connectivity technologies that others like the up! Beats, new up! R-Line and up! GTI receive, including a multifunction camera with Lane Assist, curtain airbags and smartphone integration cradle.

Also standard on the range-topping e-up! are comfort and convenience features including heated front seats and a heated windscreen, climate control, rain sensing wipers and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors. Cruise control is also fitted at no additional cost.

The zero-emissions e-up! is identifiable by its 15-inch ‘Tezzle’ wheels, bespoke bumpers and C-shaped daytime running lights, with blue strips in the front grille and across the boot lid signifying the car’s zero-emission status. The e-up! also has the accolade of being the first electric car to bear the new Volkswagen logo.​

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