Volkswagen set to launch new Up

Volkswagen is to present a new Up city car at the Geneva Motor Show, with larger wheel options, a more powerful engine, and a Beats Audio version with a 300-Watt stereo.
Volkswagen set to launch new Up

While it won’t arrive in showrooms until late summer, ahead of planned September deliveries, VW has revealed the details now, starting with revised bumpers, door mirrors with integrated indicators, and LED, daytime running lights.

An impressive 13 paint colours will be offered, although it’s not clear, at this time, how many will be free. Three roof colours and 10 ‘dashpad’ designs will allow for more personalisation.

Ambient lighting in high-spec models is another new feature, with white, orange and blue lights in the High Up, Cross Up, and electric-powered E-Up, respectively.

The new engine is expected to be a turbocharged, 1.0-litre unit, as already seen in some other Volkswagen Group cars. The 89bhp unit should offer much more torque than the current, normally-aspirated equivalent, while still offering potential for high efficiency.

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