VW up! 1.0 up! beats 90PS

  • OTR £12,870
  • Petrol, City car
  • 999cc (1.0 litre), Manual 5-speed, 5 door
96 g/km
70 mpg
NGC Rating

VW up! review

NGC verdict 22.06.2017

Volkswagen has given its up! range a mild update, and the all-electric e-up! has benefited from the tweaks to the range too. Given that the little EV was one of the vanguard of electric vehicles to come over to the UK, it is important that changes have been made. The EV market moves much quicker than those for conventionally powered machines, with the likes of the Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, BMW i3, and VW e-Golf all having been updated recently or with changes confirmed for later this year. Next Green Car tested the new e-up! to see what it offers post-refresh.

Review by Chris Lilly

Review by Chris Lilly

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Official MPG
70 mpg
4.0 litres/100km
Real MPG
49 mpg
5.7 litres/100km
Fuel cost
12.1 p/mile
Fuel price
131 p/litre


Official CO2
96 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:27 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


First Year
£130 2019/20
Reg from 01/04/18
£145 2019/20
Reg from 01/04/18
BIK rate
23% 2019/20
24% (2020/21) 24% (2021/22)

VW up! 1.0 up! beats 90PS key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 4 seats
  • Engine Size
    999cc (1 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    89 HP / 90 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    9.9 seconds
  • Top Speed
    114 mph / 183 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    No Discount

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Date Updated:25th Mar 2019

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