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Prestigious first title arrives ahead of up! GTI’s UK launch in 2018
BBC TopGear Magazine experts have described the new Volkswagen up! GTI: “As unserious and playful a car as Volkswagen has made this decade”. Coming 41 years after the iconic original, the new up! GTI promises the same sense of driving fun as its famous forefather.
The up! GTI is a compact hot hatch that broadly follows the format of the original ‘hot’ Golf. The vehicle concept and power output of 115 PS put the up! GTI approximately in line with the Golf GTI Mk 1, launched in 1976, that had an output of 110 PS.
Indeed key data for the new up! GTI does read somewhat similarly to the stats of the Golf GTI Mk 1 with a sub-one tonne weight figure (997 kg); a maximum speed of 122 mph, and a 0-62 mph time of 8.8 seconds.
What is certain is that the up! GTI, with its 1.0 TSI engine, will add a new dimension of driving fun to the smallest car class. UK pricing and specification information will be announced closer to the car’s launch.
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