Volkswagen will now offer its entire up! line-up with both electronic stability control and DAB digital radio fitted as standard.
The decision means the German brand’s entire model range will now feature the two technology systems for no added cost.
Previously, only certain variants of the up! city car were available with standard-fit ESC, with customers having to fork out £160 to have it fitted in entry-level versions.
All new VW up! customers will benefit from the knowledge that the manufacturer’s electronic stability control can take action should it detect the car slipping. It does this by applying the brakes to one or more of the wheels and, if necessary, by reducing engine power independently of the driver.
As well as gaining a wider selection of radio station choices, those who prefer the traditional FM reception may also be pleased to hear that VW audio systems continue to incorporate this mode of transmission.