Revised Volkswagen up! city car on sale now from £8,995

21 Jul, 2016 11:38am Jake Groves

The VW up! city car has had a nip and tuck and a new TSI turbocharged petrol engine; on sale now in the UK from £9k

Prices and specifications fo the refreshed Volkswagen up! city car have been announced, with the German brand's smallest car priced at £8,995 in the UK. Order books are open now for the new range, but you'll have to wait until August to put your name down for the new 1.0-litre TSi turbo petrol model.

For £8,995, you'll get a Take up! with the 59bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine. All cars feature the basic 'Composition' infotainment system, electric windows, remote central locking and driver's seat height adjustment. The mid-range Move up! model has 15-inch alloys, a touchscreen infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity, while the top-spec High up! has sat-nav, a multi-function steering wheel and a detailed trip computer.

The standard 1.0-litre engine comes in either 59bhp or 74bhp form, and both have a BlueMotion Technology version that keeps CO2 under the magical 100g/km tax bracket.

The all-new 1.0-litre TSI engine has 89bhp and 160Nm of torque, which helps it go from 0-62mph in 10 seconds and on to a top speed of 115mph. It still manages 64.2mpg, however, and that should mean CO2 emissions of around 102g/km. The turbo joins the existing 59bhp and 74bhp 1.0-litre engines in the range, as well as the e-up! electric car. European markets also get a 67bhp eco up! model, but that's unlikely to be offered in the UK.

LED daytime running lights start off the exterior changes, with some new rear lights, door mirrors, a rear diffuser and redesigned bumpers contributing to the up!'s new look. The foglamps get a cornering function, too, and there are indicator lights inside the door mirrors.

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Inside, the revised up! gets new seats, extra colours for the dashboard, a multifunction steering wheel and a new air-conditioning system with an integrated air filter. Smartphone integration has been extended, too, with the facelifted car benefiting from some new functions for the infotainment system that are controlled via your phone. There's a new up! beats trim level as well, complete with a branded speaker system.

There are also a handful of new customisation options for the new up!, including 13 colours, nine sticker designs, three roof colours and two interior colours. In top-spec models you can add coloured ambient lights inside the car, too.

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Standard kit now includes LED lights and remote central locking, while move up! cars get a USB port, a bigger 5-inch display and a new smartphone-enabled radio system. The high up! trim features the ambient lights, heated seats, buttons on the steering wheel and 15-inch alloy wheels. 

The new VW up! is available to order now, with TSI engine orders starting from August. It's priced from £8,995.

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