We’re moving on Up!

Barry de Klerk - If you are thinking of buying a new city vehicle then the way is not forward, it is Up – Volkswagen Up!

The small compact vehicle is still making waves and it is easy to see why - it is affordable, comfortable and beautiful.

You might think that there is no way you can cram yourself into this small 5-door car, but it actually has enough space for the whole family. The car is a combination of safety, fun and cuteness all rolled into one.

It might not be the best-looking model of the VW brand, but it offers all that is great at a reasonable price. The Move Up! is great as your first new car. It offers everything you could ever dream of and a little more. On the inside it offers a stunning infotainment system with all the needed plug-ins.

The steering wheel has buttons to allow quick access to your music and phone. In the back there is enough backroom for young adults or children. The boot offers 251l of space, which is enough for your monthly shopping.

The best thing about the Move Up! is the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine. It delivers 55 kW and 95 Nm. It might not seem a lot, but for a small car it packs quite a punch. The biggest pro to this compact vehicle is the fuel consumption. It does 6l per 100km but can be less depending on the driver.

Safety is as important to the VW family as it is to yours. The car features various airbags for the passengers and driver. It also has an antilock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD). Other safety features include: traction control, stability control and tyre pressure sensor.

Click here to view available UP! models