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Up five-door: £8,360

Time 9 years ago

VOLKSWAGEN has announced the five-door Up is now available to order, costing £365 more than the equivalent three-door model. 

Prices start at £8,360, with customers being able to choose  Take Up, Move Up and High Up models, plus the special edition Up Black and Up White. Five-door models are expected to make up just over half of all Up sales.

Rear passengers in the five-door Up benefit from exactly the same space as those in the three-door model, with 947 mm of headroom (versus 993 mm in the front) and 789 mm of legroom.

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The rear seat base is set slightly higher than that in the front,at 378 mm (versus 306 mm) giving passengers a clearer view of the road ahead.

A fully electric Up will join the range in late 2013, and an automated manual gearbox will become optional later in 2012.

UK deliveries of the five-door up! are expected to start in August.

James Batchelor

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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