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Volkswagen Ups the ante with city car's midlife Update


04 July 2016

Volkswagen's mid-life Update for the Up can be summed up as more poke, more connectivity and more customisation. Simple as that.

'Course there's a bit more: a new 90 PS TSI version accelerates to 100 km/h (62mph) in less than 10 seconds, there's new front and rear design with detail changes such as sharp edges and sporty details, new bumpers, wing mirrors with integrated indicators, headlights with LED daytime running lights, new rear lights, and a new rear diffuser, 13 body colours, three contrasting roof colours, and 10 different dashpad designs (with, as we discovered in tunnels, big car-like LED ambient lighting inserts in some), smartphone integration of 'Volkswagen maps + more dock' rather than just a perch for an aftermarket satnav, optional multifunction steering wheel, reversing camera and panoramic sunroof, 300-watt sound system with seven speakers in the new Beats variation of the top trim level, plus a new Climatronic HVAC system with allergen filter.

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