VW’s up! city auto at long last gets the GTI treatment, with 113bhp, 200Nm of torque and an uncover at the Worthersee GTI fan celebration
The Volkswagen up! GTI has been authoritatively uncovered and will make its reality make a big appearance in the metal at the Worthersee GTI celebration one week from now in Austria, pressing 113bhp from a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-barrel motor.
We’ve officially determined a model, which VW depicted as a ‘close generation idea auto’, yet the hot up! has now been completely uncovered and you’ll have the capacity to get it in the UK right on time in 2018.
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The 113bhp served up by the turbocharged three-chamber is consolidated with 200Nm of torque, accessible from 2,000rpm. The motor is one of Volkswagen’s new era 1.0-liter TSI stop/begin units, crawling into new autos over the VW Group’s different brands. Presently however, it’s the thumping heart of the quickest up! however. It ought to convey an exemplary three-barrel drone, yet a sound actuator implies that those in the lodge will get an engineered fumes note channeled through the speakers.
Power is sent to the front wheels by means of a six-speed gearbox, and the most up to date, littlest individual from Volkswagen’s GTI family can sprint from 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds and will go ahead to an asserted top speed of 122mph.
Volkswagen leaves most likely regarding how it sees the new up! GTI – it’s an otherworldly successor to the first Mk1 Golf GTI. The two autos are isolated by 41 years, yet on paper, some execution parallels are to be found. The first 1976 Golf GTI bragged 108bhp, empowering 0-62mph in nine seconds level and a top speed of 113mph. Both autos have a sub-one-ton check weight as well, yet the new up! GTI is marginally portlier, measuring 997kg to the Golf’s 810kg.
Some visual hybrids between the two models exist as well – exemplary GTI paint hues, for example, ‘tornado red’ and ‘immaculate white’ will be accessible, nearby metallic silver and dark, in addition to another ‘costa azul’ blue tint. The greatest giveaway, however, is in the lodge – the up! GTI will accompany trademark GTI plaid situate upholstery. A cowhide sports controlling haggle GTI adapt handle are additionally found, while an infotainment framework, aerating and cooling and surrounding lighting will be standard.
GTI badging at the front and back is joined with the exemplary red radiator grille stripe, while the grille itself is honeycomb design and completed in gleam dark. Dark stripes keep running down the base side ledges, and new 17-inch amalgam wheels are wedged underneath the wheel curves.
Somewhere else, the mirror tops are done in gleam dark, while around the back, the up! GTI picks up a bigger rooftop edge spoiler and a red stripe over the incubate cover. The new spoiler isn’t only for show – VW says it truly is there to give additional downforce over the back pivot. New, “sports” running rigging implies the entire auto sits 15mm lower than the standard variant of the city auto, and the energetic front and back guards will make the cut when it goes at a bargain. Both three and five-entryway variants will be accessible.
VW still can’t seem to put a firm date on when the up! GTI will hit the market, just recommending we’ll see it in showrooms ahead of schedule in 2018. No costs have been uncovered either, however VW let us know amid our model drive that it’ll be valued at under €20,000 – so expect a UK sticker price of around £17,000 when it goes at a bargain.