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2016 Volkswagen Up 1.0 TSI review

Autocar

30 June 2016

The little Volkswagen Up has received a shot in the arm thanks to a mild facelift and tthe addition of a turbocharger on its 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. Considering it’s quite a giggle without boost, a bit more power and a lot more torque could make it an absolute riot.

Indeed, we’ve been hopeful that VW would add a bit more power ever since it wheeled out a performance concept years ago. Not that this is an Up GTI, GT or any other hot or warm version. No, this 89bhp motor slots into the regular line-up, so there’s still hope for an even more potent version.

Of course, it’s not just the engine that’s new. You also get revised styling, updated technology and some new colours and wheels, all of which are being rolled out across the Up range.

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