Volkswagen has revealed UK prices and specs for the new up! GTI – the current member of the GTI family and the first genuinely hot take on the firm’s city car.
Both three- and five-door versions will hit showrooms in Britain, priced from £13,750 and £14,150 respectively. The wait to get one won’t be too long either – buy books open on 6 February, with first deliveries scheduled towards the end of that month. final specifications will be confirmed shortly, but by and large we now know what buyers can expect.
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The 113bhp served up by the turbocharged three-cylinder is combined with 200Nm of torque, available from 2,000rpm. The engine is one of Volkswagen’s new generation 1.0-litre TSI stop/start units creeping into new cars across the VW Group’s various brands. now though, it’s the beating heart of the fastest up! yet. It must deliver a classic three-cylinder thrum, but a sound actuator indicates that those in the cabin will get a synthetic exhaust note piped through the speakers.
Power is sent to the front wheels by means of a six-speed manual gearbox, and the newest, smallest member of Volkswagen’s GTI family can sprint from 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds and will go on to a claimed top speed of 122mph.