3 Reasons Why Volkswagen Take Up! is #CarsAwards Finalist


What makes the Volkswagen Take Up! a strong contender in the Budget Car category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards programme – powered by WesBank? Read on...

Volkswagen’s Up! brings cutting-edge small-car design to the budget segment. Its unique design makes it seem like nothing more than a compromised city toy, but there’s surprising practicality on offer here, too. And at the price, there’s simply nothing to touch it for trendiness.

3 Reasons Why Volkswagen Take Up is #CarsAwards Finalist

1. Cost effective city car

The Volkswagen Take Up! is powered by a small capacity 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre engine with 55 kW and 95 Nm of torque. The Up! returns excellent fuel consumption with a claimed figure of 4.6 L/100 km which means you will be saving money at the pumps.

2. Practical runner

The Up! is now only offered in 5-door guise which improves practicality substantially. The front doors open wide and it has a 251-litre boot with a double floor to store valuable items out of sight. The rear seats also fold flat in a 60:40 configuration which sees loading space increase to a 959-litres. With its compact dimensions, the Up! is perfectly suited for city driving and parking with good all-round visibility.

3. Brand strength

Volkswagen is one of South Africa’s most-loved brands and also boasts one of the biggest dealership networks, so backup is assured. The desirability of the brand’s products in the used-car market also means higher resale values. A 3-year/120 000 km warranty is standard and a 3-year/45 000km service plan is optionally available.

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