Rejoice, the VW up! GTI is back in the UK
Updated Volkswagen up! GTI hot hatch brings added safety tech and 115bhp 1.0-litre engine
The up! GTI will be the first Volkswagen to wear the firm’s redesigned logo on the nose. It’s on sale now priced from £15,895 for the three-door and £16,295 for the five-door model.
Under the skin, the GTI sticks with the 115bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo, which comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. VW says 0-62mph is possible in 8.8 seconds.
All up! GTIs come fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, checked cloth upholstery and ambient lighting. A multifunction camera with lane assist, curtain airbags and a smartphone integration cradle have also been added as standard equipment.
Elsewhere in the up! range, VW has added its familiar R-Line specification to the lineup. It brings 16-inch alloys, black roof and door mirrors, heated seats as well as sportier R-Line bumpers with integrated fog lamps. It also sits on lowered sports suspension. Prices for R-Line models start from £14,280.
The only other engine option in the up! range is a 60bhp 1.0-litre unit. The fully electric e-up!, which is now capable of covering up to 162 miles on a single charge, will go on sale later in the year.
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