A Closer Look at the Talked-About Volkswagen UP!
The sporty compact Volkswagen UP! has gained global attention ever since it was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. The past several months has had lots of buzz about whether this particular new VW would be arriving on US shores; more than that, people have been asking about what US markets it will be in and how many vehicles will be available. At the moment, no US release has been announced and it will only be for sale in markets outside of the United States. With that sad news out of the way, let us take a closer look at the little car that has been making big headlines.
Nimble, Sporty, and Sophisticated
The compact styling of the UP! is probably the first thing viewers notice about it. Designed especially for easy handling on the often-narrow streets of European cities, the UP! handles responsively to dance around sharp corners.
The interior of the UP! is also refreshingly different. Multiple models were displayed at the Geneva International Motor Show, including the surprisingly spacious Load UP! with two seats. Three equipment lines and a cross version of the vehicle were on also on display.
The advanced technology features included in the UP! include:
- 300-watt sound systems designed by BeatsAudio
- Smartphone integration
- Volkswagen app with navigation, music, and vehicle data access
Power Enough for Every Drive
Of course, Volkswagen vehicles are known for much more than style alone. The UP! has multiple powertrain options, including a powerful gasoline engine, fully electrical power units, and a natural gas option. The diversity of powertrain options might spell a new trend on vehicle design throughout the industry as customer demand for alternatives to conventional gas engines continues to grow.
Your First Stop for a New Volkswagen
Although we cannot help you get behind the wheel of an UP!, the Owens Murphey team will be happy to show you any of our other great new or pre-owned vehicles.