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66 Volkswagen Up 1.0 Move Up 3dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerRev counter
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersAux input
Composition colour media system Radio/CD/MP3 + BluetoothDAB digital radio module
SD card slotUSB interface

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Chrome headlight surroundDaytime running lights
Electric front windowsFront wash/wipe with interval delay
Heated rear windowRange adjustable headlights
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay 

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console2 cupholders
60/40 split folding rear seatChrome interior door handles
Delay courtesy light functionDriver seat height adjust
Driver's sunvisor with ticket holderEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front head restraintsFusion cloth upholstery
GloveboxHeight adjustable rear head restraints
Height adjustable steering wheelIsofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Passenger sunvisor with illuminated vanity mirrorStorage compartment in front doors
Variable boot floor 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensionersABS
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
ESP with EDL + ASRHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold controlSeatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
Two 3 point rear seatbeltsTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure warning 

Security

Anti-theft wheel boltsElectronic engine immobiliser
Locking fuel filler capRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Trim

Black cube upper dashHigh gloss black surrounds for air vents

Wheels

Full size steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)101Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC999
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)50.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power60
Coin SeriesMove UpInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.4Engine Power - BHP60
Engine Power - KW44Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - MKG10Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed99

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/55 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/55 R15Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel StyleFORTALEZAWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1478Length3570
Wheelbase2420Width (including mirrors)1910

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1290
Max. Loading Weight436Minimum Kerbweight929
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen up! Move up!

The Volkswagen up! makes most sense on mid-spec 'Move up!' guise and this variant is likely to be the most popular UK version of the German giant's latest attempt to crack the citycar market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen up! is a city car that lifts the company out of its run of poor form in this sector. It's almost entirely gimmick-free, features an incredibly economical 1.0-litre engine, is well built, small on the outside and big on the inside. What more could you want? A little personality maybe, but that's a tiny grumble. As to which version prospective customers will end up buying, it's highly likely to be the one on test here, the air conditioned Move up! model.

Background

Even a company as expert in the art of vehicle manufacture as Volkswagen has an Achilles heel. What might well be more surprising is that this weak point comes in the construction of small cars. Volkswagen made its name producing affordable, well-built, inexpensive vehicles but in recent years, its speciality has shifted to larger, more generously padded cars. The Lupo was Volkswagen's first crack at the modern city car theme, but it was too cramped and too expensive to succeed. Determined to learn from this expensive failure, Volkswagen went to the other extreme with the Lupo's successor, the Fox. Bigger than virtually all its rivals, it was also cheap. Too cheap, it seems. It never felt like a Volkswagen product. Many of its rivals struck a far smarter balance between space and comfort. Undeterred, Volkswagen is back for another try with its smart little up! Third time could well prove a charm. For the UK, the range starts with a Spartan 'Take up!' model, but that could prove a little basic for many buyers, people who'll want to find the extra £1,000 for the 'Move up!' variant on test here.

Driving Experience

The Up - Volkswagen would prefer we call it the up! but it's high time we put a stop to this sort of thing - has had a long gestation, having first appeared as a concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt motor show. Back then, things were a little different, the Up featuring a rear mounted engine beneath the rear bench seat. The production car is a more conventional thing with a front engine and front wheel drive, but it's not short on clever touches. The tiny three-cylinder engine has a radiator that slots alongside it, making for a very short front end, just like the original. That 1.0-litre powerplant comes in three flavours; entry-level 60bhp, BlueMotion eco 60bhp and a punchier 75bhp version for the range topper. An electric Up joins the range in 2013 with work already underway on a two-cylinder diesel hybrid version. In mid-spec 'Move up!' guise as tested here, you'll be looking at the 60PS variant, an engine that revs cleanly and pulls decently enough, even in 60bhp guise. Obviously it's not quick but it's got enough about it to blend sweetly into city traffic. The standard gearbox is a five-speed manual and it's light and precise with the option of a single-clutch sequential box if clutch pedals bore you. The steering is similarly effort-free but accurate. For city driving the Up is exactly as you'd want. If that sounds like damning with faint praise, it's anything but. It's built to a tight remit and it succeeds.

Design and Build

At just 3.54 metres in length, 1.64 metres in width and 1.48 metres in height, the Up is one of the smallest four-seater city cars, measuring a full 11cm shorter than a rival Fiat Panda. Clever packaging means that interior space is maximised. The wheels are teased out to each corner, with the wheelbase of 2.42m being one of the biggest in class, combined with that compact engine and lateral radiator allowing the front bulkhead and crash structures to shift forward too. There's decent room at the back too, with a 251-litre boot being a tad bigger than is typical in this class. Drop the rear seats and this space extends to 951 litres. The interior is colourful, with the option of painted body-coloured panels, evoking the spirit of the original Beetle. The interior design is clean and easy to get to grips with, featuring a compact centre pod for many of the minor controls. There's loads of storage and the cool dished three-spoke steering wheel frames an instrument cluster of refreshing simplicity. Although there's no shortage of hard plastics, this doesn't feel like a car that's been ruthlessly built down to a price like its Fox predecessor. It just feels agreeably minimalist.

Market and Model

There's a choice of either three or five-door bodystyles and the option of a semi-automatic robotised clutch-less 5-speed gearbox as an urban alternative to the usual 5-speed manual. And in terms of equipment? Well, if you subscribe to the view that loading up! this little Volkswagen with a lot of extra features will dilute its minimalist charm, you'll be well served by the entry-level 'Take up!' variant, for it really doesn't come with very much at all other than the real basics: you even have to pay extra for a spare wheel. You do though, get an MP3-compatible CD stereo with an AUX-in socket, body-coloured bumpers, daytime running lights and a 12V powerpoint. If that's a bit hair shirt for you, you'll be far better served at air conditioned 'Move up!' level. Here, there's less of the penny-pinching meanness. So you do get a lid on the glovebox, remote control locking, a rear seat that spilts 60/40, a vanity mirror, easy-entry seats that slide for easier rear access and the variable height floor that the boot was designed for. There's body colour for the door mirrors and handles - and you don't have to manually wind up your windows, Seventies style.

Cost of Ownership

Any city car stands or falls by its ongoing costs and the Up looks to have all its bases covered. Opt, as all 'Take up!' buyers will, for the 60bhp engine and the figures are impressive, at 62.7mpg and 105g/km. Those looking for better economy still will be drawn inexorably to the BlueMotion model which averages a fantastic 67.2mpg and emits just 97g/km of carbon dioxide. Residual values look set to be extremely strong, thanks to the Volkswagen badge, the excellent critical reception the car has received and the ultra-low running costs. The only tiny fly in the ointment might be mechanically similar SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo versions which will be available more cheaply. Volkswagen Group brand managers tend to be confident that a Skoda customer is not a Volkswagen customer. I'm not so sure.

Summary

I'll go out on a limb here and say that Volkswagen will break its run of city car duds with the Up. In 'Move up!' form as tested here, it's well-priced, offers plenty of space, a decent enough drive and looks the part. Super-low running costs and a decent breadth of customer choice also score in its favour. It won't have things all its own way in this sector as the competition just gets more intense with each passing year, but it's a very impressive turn. It feels like a properly grown up and rather serious little car. It also feels extremely well-judged. It's clear that money has been spent on the bits that matter. The seats are comfortable, the control weights are just so and the cabin ergonomics just work. Other cars might go a little further in the styling department, but the Up's appeal is that it's not trying to trick you into liking it with gimmickry. You'll respect the way it works. How German. How very Volkswagen.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
90%
Build
90%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
90%

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Monthly payment£139
Deposit£139
Term (months)49
Cash price£8495
Volkswagen deposit£500
Credit amount£7856
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£3341.78
Total amount payable£10,662.78
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge4.8p per mile
APRFixed 9.7% APR representative

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