After presenting its new urban vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, Volkswagen has created a frenzy amongst its sub-brands and pretty soon Skoda announced the Citigo and Seat presented the Mii, both of them being based on the small up!, so now the German based automaker is taking another important step into promoting the vehicle in the UK, by announcing the price for this region.
Volkswagen is actually selling the new up! cheaper than it was announcing at the Frankfurt Motor Show so the base version is available in the UK from 7.995 British pounds, compared to the £8.590 which the German automaker initially said it will cost.
The VW up! is available with three engine variants, two of them based on the 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol unit as well as a BlueMotion Technology version, along with three trim levels, the Take Up, Move Up and High Up. Besides these, VW is also offering two special editions, the Up Black and Up White.
The entry-level version is getting the 59 BHP engine variant ant the daytime running lights as standard, while for £8.970 customers will get body-colored mirrors and door handles along with remote central locking, electric front windows and air conditioning.
Put another £360 and you can order the BlueMotion version which is coming with the stop / start system to improve fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The top-of-the-line High Up has been priced at £10.390 and it has the more powerful 74 BHP engine, along with heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, VW’s Maps and More Infotainment system, heated door mirrors, fog lights and 15 inch alloy wheels.
The special editions Up White and Up Black can be ordered from £11.180 based on the High Up trim level and they are coming with white metallic or black peart paing, chrome door mirror caps, door side strips, stripes in the cabin and 16 inch alloy wheels.
Volkswagen says that all versions of the up! available in the UK are mated to the five-speed manual transmission and they are coming only in the three-door form only, with the five-door version becoming available from the second half of 2012.