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2016 Volkswagen Up 1.0 TSI review

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01 July 2016

The Volkswagen Up has proved a popular little car since its introduction in 2012. Although it’s spacious, handles well and is one of the more comfortable cars in its class, you’ve always had to work the car’s engine hard to make decent progress at motorway speeds.

That could be a thing of the past due to a new turbocharged version of the Up’s 1.0-litre engine. Although it shares the same 1.0-litre capacity as the current engine, the turbocharger boosts power and adds much more pulling power from low speeds.

Regardless of which engine you choose, the latest Up now comes with new front and rear bumpers, new head and tail-lights, additional customisation options and the option of a new smartphone based infotainment system. We tried a well-specified 1.0-litre turbo to see if it’s even better than before.

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