Volkswagen’s five-door version (Volkswagen Up) has been launched in January 2012 at Wolfsburg, Germany. It is now available in the markets of United Kingdom at a price rate of £8,360. The five-door Volkswagen Up has got the same features as the three-door edition, but the only difference is that the rear doors permits easy boarding and opens wide. The main aim of this small car was to offer fuel-efficient engines, extra space at minimal footprint and to provide safety like that of a large car. The competitors of Volkswagen Up are Ford Ka, Kia Picanto, Fiat 500, Toyota IQ and Citroen C1.
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Volkswagen Up, goes well with the people of different ages. The five-door model is powered by 1.0-liter petrol engine that offers either 60 or 75 HP versions; this alternative has got start-stop function and a remarkable fuel economy of 4.2 liters/100 km. The engine provides an output of 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS. The car also features, 251-litre boot, 2.42 m long wheelbase, 947 mm of rear headroom and 789 mm of rear legroom. The rear seat is positioned higher than the front at 378 mm that gives the travelers a clear front view.
The main feature of the Volkswagen Up is that, it has a new safety technology system named ‘City Emergency Braking’ that makes use of the front and side airbags, standard ESP with auto brake function and ABS with Hydraulic Brake Assist. The laser sensor detects the danger of any forthcoming mishap. The interior of the car is very well-organized with detailed solutions, fun styling and high quality level that improve the market sector. The car also has an instrument pad known as Dash Pad that extends diagonally in front of the driver and passenger.
The 5-door model looks the same as the 3-door model but the passenger capacity is more on the 5-door models. Up! has been rewarded with five stars for its safety ratings, scoring 89% for Adult Occupancy, 46% Pedestrian and 80% for Child Occupancy in the recently held event at Euro NCAP.
Volkswagen up! engines and price list:
|Combined mpg||Price, £ RRP OTR|
|Take up! 5dr||1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual||105||62.8||8,360|
|Move up! 5dr||1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual||105||62.8||9,445|
|Move up! BlueMotion Technology 5dr||1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual||95||68.9||9,805|
|High up! 5dr||1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual||108||60.1||10,880|
|High up! BlueMotion Technology 5dr||1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual||98||67.3||11,240|
|up! Black 5dr||1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual||108||60.1||11,670|
|up! White 5dr||1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual||108||60.1||11,670|