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VOLKSWAGEN UP HATCHBACK

1.0 115PS Up GTI 3dr

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency58.90mpg
Emissions
Emissions125.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed122mph

Driver Convenience

  • Digital clock
  • Multifunction camera with lane assist
  • Multifunction computer
  • Rev counter
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Speedometer, electronic odometer and fuel gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Volkswagen connect

Entertainment

  • Composition colour system with 5" screen, DAB, AUX in socket, SD card, MP3/WMA/AAC, 4 X 20W, bluetooth, audio connection and USB connectivity
  • Smartphone interface navigation system

Exterior Features

  • 'GTI' sports bumpers with chrome bezel for front fog lamps
  • Antenna
  • Black door mirrors
  • Black radiator grille
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Door mirror integrated indicators
  • Door sill protectors with GTI design
  • Electric front windows
  • Front air intake in black honeycomb
  • GTI badge
  • GTI on front and rear red stripe on lower radiator grille and tailgate
  • Halogen clear headlights with integrated indicators and range adjustable
  • Heated rear window
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • Left side chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Manually dimming rear view mirror
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear tailgate spoiler in gloss black
  • Rear tinted glass from B pillar backwards, approx 65% tinted
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Windscreen wipers intermittent wipe

Interior Features

  • 12V accessory power point in centre console
  • 2 cup holders in the centre console
  • Ambient lighting
  • Black headliner
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Delay courtesy light function
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
  • Easy entry aid for access to rear seats with memory function
  • Folding front seat backrest release on front passenger seat
  • Front and rear carpet mats with contrast stitching in red and grey
  • Front head restraints
  • Front sports seats
  • GTI logo and red contrast stitching on steering wheel
  • Heating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fan
  • Height adjustable rear seat head restraints with contrast stitching (x2)
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seats
  • Jacara cloth upholstery
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Multifunction leather trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake grip
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Two rear seats with 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
  • Unique GTI gear knob detailing
  • Variable boot floor

Packs

  • Winter pack - Up

Safety

  • 3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Anti-lock braking system with EDL, EBD + TCS
  • Curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Engine drag torque control
  • Front disc brakes
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • High tone horn
  • Hill hold control
  • Rear drum brakes
  • Red brake calipers
  • Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
  • Two 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator

Security

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Locking fuel filler cap
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

  • Body lowered sports suspension
  • Galvanished body
  • Start/stop function with battery regeneration

Trim

  • Chrome surrounds to the air vents, radio controls and air conditioning
  • Chrome-plated light switch surround
  • Matt chrome trim on interior door handles, air vent surrounds, infotainment system + instrument cluster
  • Red pixels dash pad

Wheels

  • 17" Oswald alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
  • Tyre mobility system

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    110
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    126
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    130
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    104
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    112

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    SOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    58.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    67.3
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    47.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    57.6

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    115
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Up GTI
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    17E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    89
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    80
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    3
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    46
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    86
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    115
  • Engine Power - KW
    85
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    148
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    200
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2000
  • Top Speed
    122

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/700 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/700 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    OSWALD
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1492
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3600
  • Wheelbase
    2412
  • Width
    1641
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1979

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1360
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    959
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    251
  • Max. Loading Weight
    365
  • Max. Roof Load
    50
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    995
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    9.8

With the up! GTI, now lightly improved, Volkswagen rekindles the spirit of shopping rockets past. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Background

I don't remember the original MK1 Golf GTI of the mid-Seventies and I'm almost certain that you won't either. However, Volkswagen tells us that most of what made that iconic shopping rocket truly great is brought back to us by its smallest hot hatch model, the up! GTI. In many ways, it's surprising that there aren't more options for buyers wanting something citycar-sized with a bit of extra zip. If that's your bag, then there's the Abarth 500, the smart BRABUS forfour and... Well not a lot else. Not a lot then for this contender, the Volkswagen up! GTI to beat. But on paper at least, it looks a pretty complete proposition anyway. Volkswagen claims to have lightly revised it but not too much has changed. Not too much needed to.

Driving Experience

Some junior shopping rockets require you to thrash the engine within an inch of its life if you're to release respectable performance. The up! GTI isn't like that. The 1.0-litre TSI turbo three cylinder powerplant beneath the bonnet is a reworked 115PS version of the 90PS unit we've tried in the ordinary up! and like that unit, develops most of its punch in the mid-range. So you won't be thrashing about, ramming the rev limiter in the way you would in some rivals. But that doesn't mean this dinkier GTI can't charm you in a different way. Power on and it delivers a fizzy, effervescent feel thanks to sharp throttle response, super-light weight and an engine note boosted with surprisingly realistic drama by the stereo speakers. By modern hot hatch standards, you're not actually going very fast - rest to 62mph takes 8.8s and the top speed, at 122mph, is not much more than your local sales rep's Ford Focus. But you quickly forget about that and adjust to a different brand of performance motoring. You learn to rely on momentum to urge you on from turn to turn, rather than wasteful bursts of planet-sapping power that you'd normally almost instantly scrub off again at the next bend. At Car & Driving, we've got used to needing to hire a track to really explore the limits of the average modern hot hatch. In this case, all you need is a lightly-trafficed stretch of your favourite route back from the school run. On such a road, you'll notice cornering roll's impressively controlled, thanks to revised dampers, stiffer springs, a lowered ride height and a beefed-up rear axle. Yet despite all this - and a bespoke set of 17-inch wheels - the ride remains compliant. We'd like a little more feel from the steering, but it's pleasantly direct. Our only significant issues lies with the gearbox, lifted pretty much straight from an ordinary up!. The shift ought to have been tuned into the spirit of this car, as it has been in some rivals.

Design and Build

Not much has changed visually, apart from the adoption of the new Volkswagen brand badge. Styled inside and out to be an unmistakable member of the modern day GTI fraternity, the up! GTI of course boasts the famous GTI branding front and rear, along with other details synonymous with the GTI such as the sporty honeycomb front grille, darkened side windows at the rear and bright red brake callipers. There are also red trim strips front and rear, bold 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome tipped exhaust and sporty twin side stripes that are supposed to recall the styling of the original '70s Golf hot hatch. Inside, this sporty up! Is distinguished by both traditional and modern GTI trademarks. The recognisable 'Jakara Red' checked cloth trim on the front sports seats for example; and the GTI gear knob and flat-bottomed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel which is leather-bound and features contrasting red stitching. Plus there's red ambient lighting and a 'Red 2D Pixel' dashpad, all allowing this up! To make its style statement. As with the ordinary up!, there's a 251-litre boot. Push forward the rear bench and the 959-litre total is 50% more than you'd get in the ordinary boot of a huge Volkswagen Passat Estate.

Market and Model

If you're wondering about the price, well we'll tell you it lies within the realms of affordability - just over £17,500 for the 3-door version, or just over £1`8,000 for the 5-door.Standard kit includes 17-inch 'Oswald' alloy wheels, GTI badging and the hallmark 'Jacara' checked cloth upholstery, as well as ambient lighting. Other creature comforts include Volkswagen's Composition Colour radio system with a five-inch colour screen, a 4x20W output via six loudspeakers, a Bluetooth telephone and audio connection and a USB interface. There's also air conditioning, heated seats, electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors and front fog lights with static cornering lights, all of it standard fit. Paint colours are also reminiscent of the Golf that started it all: "pure white", "red", "dark silver metallic" and "black pearl" are the options available, plus if you order your car in white, red or silver, there's the option of a contrasting black roof.

Cost of Ownership

WLTP Combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 51.4mpg - but if you get close to that on a regular basis, then you probably shouldn't have bothered buying this car in the first place. The official WLTP CO2 reading is 125g/km. The up! GTI was one of the first Volkswagen cars to launch with a close-coupled petrol particulate filter. Its use reduces particulate emissions by up to 95%. After flowing through the turbocharger, the exhaust gas gets fed directly into the particulate filter, which, with its special coating, also works in parallel as a regular catalytic converter. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your up! GTI, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

We can't imagine that Volkswagen will have very much trouble shifting as many up! GTI models as it can make to bring to these shores. British buyers love a small hot hatch with agile handling, a perky feel and a bit of heritage. This car ticks all those boxes emphatically. Ultimately, of course, it's not that fast. But on the right road on the right day, you won't care too much about that. A hot hatch should be about the smile it can paint across your face. This Volkswagen has been engineered to deliver that - just as its Golf predecessor was. Nothing changes.

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