The 2017 Volkswagen Up is the latest entry in the segment of small cars, unveiled at the 2016 Auto Show held in Geneva. The model sports a redesigned body panels with new color options, new wheels, a revamped interior, a new engine and a new slew of customization options. Basically, the German auto manufacturer replaced everything in the 2017 model Up, except the chassis.
The new Up will be a more performance-oriented vehicle as its new engine will generate more power and torque than ever produced in the Up lineup. Volkswagen claims that the new Up will offer equal performance as that of the original Volkswagen Golf GTI. Volkswagen hopes that the updates would assist increase sales, helping the company on its aim of becoming the largest automaker in the world.
New Volkswagen Up 2017 Exterior
The new Volkswagen Up looks extremely innovative with its new external design, particularly out back. The back window glass flows flawlessly down onto the hatch, offering the blacked out panel an eye-catching look and, even the badges are attached to the window glass.
The front fascia of the new Up comes equipped with a new bumper, carrying an innovative design that features added black trim parts, with a kind of Cheshire cat appearance. The large VW badge separates the two LED-covered headlamps, tying the whole look together.
As before, the wheels are positioned near every corner, offering the new Up a rather athletic look. The tall conservatory holds a massive windshield and big side glass, making the external visibility impressive. Sharp lines highlight each body panel, with pleats on the fender wells, along the hood, around the beltline, on the lower part of the doors, and along the back bumper.
Overall, the external look appears more upscale and its new look makes the vehicle feel more precious than most vehicles in this sub-compact category.
2017 Volkswagen Up Interior
The 2017 Up comes with drastic interior changes, but the outgoing inside design is still present under the differences. The most visible change is the new dashboard panel that comes with yellow accents to liven the otherwise gloomy cabin. The yellow color continues onto upper door panels and the seats. However, this color splash comes as an optional feature, among other offered colors, too.
The cabin that comes equipped with a new gauge cluster and steering wheel welcome the driver, with a reworked center stack, holding the radio and HVAC controls.
A fresh lower console comes with a single cup holder, a petite shelf, and the gear shifter. Two additional cup holders reside inside the door panels. An old-fashioned parking brake is positioned between the seats, miserably eliminating any hope for a middle storage compartment. On the other hand, as the new 2017 Volkswagen Up is a small sedan with little additional inside volume, the room between the seats is extremely limited.
The automaker is taking Smartphone incorporation to the next stage with the 2017 Up. Instead of having a costly infotainment screen, a discretionary telephone mount holds the passenger’s or driver’s Smartphone. With a unique VW app downloaded and operating, the phone turns into the infotainment system with direction-finding, Bluetooth connectivity, and on-board computer functions.
For audio enthusiasts, the new Up comes equipped with the premium BeatsAudio sound system, a mobile sound compartment, generating the maximum power of 300 watts into the small cabin. The cabin also comes equipped with the Pure Air Climatronic system of Volkswagen. The HVAC system exploits a biogenic filter to remain the cabin free of exterior air pollutants, such as pollen and allergens.
The 2017 Vw compact car comes equipped with a new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter capacity TSI inline engine. The turbocharged powertrain features direct fuel injection, assisting it to generate the utmost power and torque of 89 ponies and 118 pounds per foot respectively. The 2017 VW Up engine accelerates to a velocity of 62 mph from the start in 10 seconds, whereas its maximum velocity is 115 mph. The entire power is sent to the front wheels through a six-velocity manual transmission.
The new Up consumes 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 km, offering the combined mileage of 53.4 mpg. With a full fuel tank, the new Up covers the maximum distance of 800 km (500 miles).
Base price and the release date
The 2017 Volkswagen Up release date is estimated to be late 2016. The new Up will be available at an estimated starting price of about $20,000.
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2017 VW Up Photos