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2016 (65) Volkswagen Up1.0 Move Up 3dr

Stirling Volkswagen

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

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

Entertainment

DAB digital radio module 

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome headlight surround
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows
Front wash/wipe with interval delayGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear windowParking lights
Range adjustable headlightsRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console2 cupholders
60/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning
Chrome interior door handlesDelay courtesy light function
Driver seat height adjustDriver's sunvisor with ticket holder
Easy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)Front head restraints
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 floorWhite adjustable panel illumination

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

Electronic engine immobiliserLocking fuel filler cap
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Black pearl dashHigh gloss black surrounds for air vents

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)105Standard 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 - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC 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 071E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %46
NCAP Safety Assist %86Service 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

Tyre Size Front165/70 R14Tyre Size Rear165/70 R14
Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZEWheel Type14" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1489Length3540
Wheelbase2420Width1641
Width (including mirrors)1910 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1290
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)951Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)251
Max. Loading Weight436Max. Roof Load50
Minimum Kerbweight854No. of Seats4
Turning 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 clever little citycar. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen up! is the citycar that has lifted the company out of a previously 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. In this revised form, it's also smarter inside and out - and better connected too. 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. That used to be shown when it came to the construction of very small cars. Take the turn-of-the-century Lupo, Volkswagen's first crack at the modern citycar theme and a model that 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, launched in 2006. 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 returned in 2012 for another try with its smart little up! Third time proved a charm and the up! sold prodigiously, before being significantly updated with a round of changes in the Autumn of 2016. 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! had a long gestation, having first appeared as a concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt motor show. Back then, things were a little different, early prototypes featuring a rear mounted engine beneath the rear bench seat. The finished production car we first saw in 2012 proved to be 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 but the 'Take up!' variant we look at here gets it only in base 60PS form. It's an engine that revs cleanly and pulls decently enough. 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 ASG semi-auto '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

Not too much has changed with the looks of this car. There are re-styled bumpers, a sleeker rear diffuser, door mirrors with integrated indicator lights, revised headlights with LED daytime running lights and smarter rear lights. Otherwise, it's as you were, so a length of around 3.5-metres, yet a wheelbase that takes up nearly 2.5-metres of that. Which is why, though an up! is no longer than a Fiat 500, it offers far more room inside, space in fact for the four fully-sized adults who could never comfortably fit in the apparently space-efficient Italian car. How has this been done? By shortening the front and rear overhangs as much as the designers dared, something only possible at the front by mounting the radiator alongside rather than in front of the very compact engine. The result is a tardis-like interior just as big as that of Volkswagen's far pricier Polo supermini. Take luggage space as an example; as long as you can lump your stuff over the rather high sill, you'll find 251-litres of space or 951-litres with the seats folded. The changes made to this revised model inside are even more subtle than those made to the exterior. There's classier background lighting, better trimming and a few slight chanes in the instrument cluster. Otherwise, it's all very recognisable from before, the cool dished three-spoke steering wheel fashioned from light magnesium and framing an instrument cluster of refreshing simplicity. A pity though that it's still only adjustable for height, not for reach. The interior design with its large speedometer is clean and easy to get to grips with, featuring high gloss back trim and a compact centre pod for many of the minor controls. True, there's no shortage of hard plastics, but this doesn't feel like a car that's been ruthlessly built down to a price. 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 ASG gearbox as an urban alternative to the usual 5-speed manual. Prices for this mid-range 'Move up!' model start from around £10,000 and the only engine option is the base 60PS 1.0-litre unit. You can pay just under £200 more to get this unit in more frugal 'BlueMotion Technology' guise, in which form, it comes with a stop/start system. And in terms of equipment? Well, at air conditioned 'Move up!' level, there's less of the penny-pinching meanness found in the cheaper 'Take up!' derivative. So you do get a lid on the glovebox, remote control locking, a rear seat that spilts 60/40, a vanity mirror, a lights-on warning buzzer, 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 air conditioning, plus 15-inch alloy wheels. Perhaps most significantly, 'Take up!' buyers get Volkswagen's desirabe 'Composition Colour' infotainment system, which comes with a 5.0-inch centre-dash touchscreen, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus a 6-speaker stereo.

Cost of Ownership

Any cit car stands or falls by its ongoing costs and the Up! looks to have all its bases covered. The 60PS petrol engine's figures are impressive, at 64.2mpg and 101g/km. Those looking for better economy still will be drawn inexorably to the BlueMotion model which averages a fantastic 68.9mpg and emits just 96g/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

In 'Move up!' form as tested here, Volkswagen's citycar is 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%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

 

Video walkaround Volkswagen Up 1.0 Move Up 3dr

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