Volkswagen says the new model eco-up! powered by natural gas (50 kW/68 PS) will be added to its range this summer and is taking advance orders for European sales now. The small car has much sharper lines, more comprehensive standard features, more options for personalisation and extended connectivity.
The up! has a brand new look and mulitple new features, including the optional ‘maps + more dock’ for smartphone integration: simply click into the centre console, link up via Bluetooth and, hey presto, thanks to the Volkswagen app the smartphone becomes an infotainment system with navigation function and on-board computer.
The new up! provides impressive scope for personalisation: in addition to the new exterior colours, contrasting roof colours, decal designs and coloured alloy wheels, a variety of dashpad and seat designs are available for the interior as well. On top of that, Volkswagen is for the first time offering the up! with multifunction leather steering wheel, Pure Air Climatronic (automatic air conditioning) and reversing camera.
To coincide with the start of advance sales, Volkswagen is also launching the new special edition up! beats. It has a 300-watt sound system as standard and has been exclusively fine-tuned for Volkswagen by US audio specialists BeatsAudio™.
Despite the additional standard features (including central locking with RF remote control and LED daytime running lights), the base model of the new up! costs less than its predecessor: just €9,850 (USD 10,950). The special edition up! beats model starts from €13,150 (USD 14,620).