Here is the new Volkswagen Up!: now more colorful and spirited, the small German city car can now rely on more equipment, a wide range of customization and a system to integrate the smartphone in the multimedia on board system. After five years and 660,000 units sold, the Wolfsburg compact wants to continue its success in Europe (and also in the world) with new engines and fittings of an higher-segment car.
Aesthetically speaking, the Up! 2016 is characterized by the unusual headlights (with LED daytime running lights), bumper (new frames in the front) and engine hood, gaining a more modern and dynamic look. On its sides, stand new rims (available up to 17″) and exterior mirrors now redesigned to house the turn indicators, while the rear features light clusters and a new design diffuser.
As regards engines, in addition to the proven petrol engines 60 and 75 HP is also added the brilliant three-cylinder unit from TSI 1.0 90 HP, with which the Volkswagen Up! can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in under 10 seconds and touch a top speed of 185 km/h; all this without being penalized in terms of average consumption, declared in the order of 23 Km/liter. There are also versions even more “environmentally friendly” as the Eco Up! powered by methane (68 HP) or the electric e-Up! (60 kW/82 HP).
Available with 13 different colors for the body (seven of them new), eight designs for the dash pad (with decorative inserts on the dashboard) and seven new colors of seats, the new Up! can be customized in countless ways, while music lovers will appreciate the Up! beats special version, equipped with the Beats Audio 300W Hi-Fi system, with six high-end speakers and a separate subwoofer.
At the technological level, however, the German supermini offers the Composition Phone radio (with which to integrate all common smartphones running iOS or Android) and the Volkswagen maps + more App, with satellite navigation (even offline with 2D or 3D map display), multi-function display with vehicle data and hands-free system.
Already ordered (with launch scheduled for next September), the new Volkswagen Up! should have prices starting at 11,000 Euro