The new five-door Volkswagen Up is now available to order, costing £365 more than the equivalent three-door model. With a starting price of £8,360, getting into Volkswagen’s award-winning city car now is easier than ever.
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. 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.
The five-door range mirrors that of the three-door, with a choice of 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.
As with the three-door, two BlueMotion Technology versions will also be available, offering sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions, and therefore avoiding VED. The 60 PS Move Up BlueMotion Technology returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting just 95 g/km, and the 75 PS High up! BlueMotion Technology offers 67.3 mpg and 98 g/km.
A fully electric version 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.