Just a few weeks into 2018 and already one of the most keenly anticipated new cars of the year is making its debut in Volkswagen Retailers nationwide as the thrilling new up! GTI is available to order today priced from just £13,750 RRP OTR.
As desirable as it is affordable, the newest member of the up! family joins a stable of Volkswagen GTIs that now offers practical performance across three key models, with the up! GTI sitting alongside the recently-launched new Polo GTI and award-winning Golf GTI and Golf GTI Performance.
Available to order here from today this diminutive hot hatchback is offered in three- or five-door bodystyles with one, generous, level of specification.
The up! GTI is powered by the most potent petrol engine yet offered in the model range: a turbocharged, three cylinder, 1.0-litre (999 cc) TSI which offers up to 115 PS (5,000 – 5,500 rpm) and up to 200 Nm of torque (2,000 – 3,500 rpm). This urge is channelled to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, and enables the charismatic newcomer to sprint from rest to 62 mph in 8.8 seconds and press on to a top speed of 122 mph.
In economy tests (NEDC, combined cycle) the new up! returns 58.9 mpg**, equating to 110 g/km** of CO2.
Weighing in at only 1,070 kg, and with a sports suspension set-up lowered by 15 mm versus that of the standard car, the up! GTI is as agile as it is engaging with a spirit that conjures up the spirit of the original MkI Golf GTI of 1976 – which today’s up! broadly matches for size and performance.