The new up! is powered by two 1.0 liter petrol engine variants with BlueMotion tech (including a stop/start system) outputting 44 kW (60 PS / 60 bhp) and 55 kW (75 PS / 75 bhp), respectively.

Volkswagen has unveiled the up!, its new compact city car which becomes the new entry-level vehicle in the brand's lineup.

VW promises the car has been designed to deliver as much roominess as possible. The up! measures 3.54 meters long, 1.64 m wide and 1.48 m tall with a wheelbase of 2.42 m. Boot space is 251 liters while total cargo space (with the rear seats down) is a decent 951 liters.

Powering the up! will be a couple of three-cylinder, 1.0 liter petrol engine variants with BlueMotion tech (including a stop/start system) outputting 44 kW (60 PS / 60 bhp) and 55 kW (75 PS / 75 bhp), respectively. Fuel economy will be 4.2 liters/100 km and 4.3 liters/100 km, respectively too.

A natural-gas unit will also follow later on offering 50 kW (68 PS / 68 bhp).

The up! also comes with an optional City Emergency Braking - a smart system that works at speeds under 30 km/h (18 mph) which can detect an impending collision and apply the brakes automatically.

The VW up! will be offered in three trim variants - trend, comfort and high.

The up! goes on sale in Germany in December.

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