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Order books open for refreshed Volkswagen Up

Featuring a refreshed look and a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol, Volkswagen’s 2016 Up city car is now available to order.

The refreshed Volkswagen Up

The refreshed Volkswagen Up

Priced from £8,995 (OTR), the four-seat model, which is offered in either three- or five-door configuration, brings an updated exterior with a new bumper and LED running lights plus revised radiator grille and bonnet.

The interior has been refreshed with a new steering wheel design and a revised dash.

Equipment is also upgraded. Three models are offered – Take Up, Move Up and High Up. The Take Up now gains ‘Composition’ infotainment system, remote central locking, electric front windows and driver’s seat height adjustment – an upgrade of £465 compared to the previous model but with the list price for the entry-level car up £20 to £8,995 (OTR).

The next model in the range is the Move Up, which adds 15-inch alloy wheels, a colour infotainment touch-screen with the ‘Composition Phone’ system and Bluetooth connection.

The High Up brings upgrade 15-inch alloy wheels, a navigation interface, a multi-function steering wheel and trip computer.

Engine line-up gains of a new 89bhp three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI engine married up with a manual five-speed gearbox and a sub-10 second 0-62 mph time and a top speed of 114mph.

The Up range will also gain an electric version later this year, with full details to be announced in due course.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.