Volkswagen up! in Criccieth Gwynedd
Designed to conquer city streets, the VW up! fits into parking spaces other cars can’t and gives you the option of an efficient 1.0 three-cylinder engine, a 1.0 turbocharged engine in the GTI, or a 100% electric powertrain in the e-up! Black Edition, R Line and Beats trims are available with the 1.0 three-cylinder engine, with Black Edition models getting 16” La Boca Black alloy wheels and a Black Cube dashboard. R Line models get sporty styling with tinted rear windows, 16” alloys and a lower suspension. Beats models get an 8-channel sound system and a subwoofer in the spare wheel well. GTI models stand out with a honeycomb front grille with iconic red stripe, 17” alloy wheels, tartan seats and a fantastic 1.0 turbocharged engine. e-up! models have a 159-mile electric range and support AC charge speeds up to 7.2kW with a 100% charge taking around five hours, and it also supports CCS 40kW DC speeds (an 80% charge takes around an hour from flat). Near-silent with 210Nm of torque, the e-up! flies under the radar and packs a punch. It also has several handy features, like heated front seats, a heated windscreen and cruise control as standard.
Compact, nimble and stylish, the up! makes a statement. The fresh, minimalist design is accentuated by the Black Edition’s 16” gloss black alloy wheels, or you can go for the R Line with its lowered suspension and sporty good looks.
The up! delivers a refined, relaxed drive with an efficient petrol engine or you can go 100% electric with the excellent e-up!. With 81bhp and 210Nm of torque, the e-up! delivers the best response while slashing your running costs.
The up! is available with three or five doors, while the e-up! is five-doors only. The boot capacity is a commendable 251-litres and the rear seats split-fold 60-40. Both rear outer seats have ISOFIX child seat anchoring points.
Living with it
All versions have a smartphone cradle, which lets you display driving data on the go with the free We Connect Go app, air conditioning, and electric front windows. The e-up! boasts rear parking sensors, a rear camera and cruise control.