VW Up GTI: The he costs

Wolfsburg, 5. December 2017

115 HP for a ton of weight: With this recipe, the VW Up GTI wants to follow in the footsteps of the first Golf GTI from 1976. It is now known, what is the cost of the power dwarf.

Almost 200 cases in the smallest VW

We devote ourselves first to the drive: Under the short hood is a turbocharged three-cylinder engine with a displacement of one litre, and the above-mentioned 115 HP. Particularly interesting is the maximum torque of 200 Newton-meters. In 8.8 seconds, the Up GTI to accelerate to 100 km/h, with a maximum of 196 km/h are possible. These are the best prerequisites in order to scare on the highway some of the larger vehicle. Is shifted via a manual six-speed gearbox with a special knob.

Homage to the Ur-GTI

Among the identifying features of the VW Up GTI, among other things, the red stripe at the Front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sports suspension with lowered suspension and a special steering Wheel. GTI-lovers can also look forward to a plaid pattern on the Seats. Manageable is the color selection: There are White and Red as solid colors, with the addition of execution-grey and Black Metallic.

Strong Competition

At least 16.975 euros to call VW for the GTI, which should come at the beginning of 2018 to the market. Rear doors cost 480 euros, in addition, an automatic climate control system with 335 euros in the list. Who has ticked all the Extras, is approximately 20,000 euros. What the competition offers? Renault GT Twingo with 110 HP in the program. It accelerates in 9.6 seconds to 100 kph and costs Euro 15,590. A new one-liter Turbo in the Kia Picanto, which brings it up to 100 HP. So the little Korean is pulling in 10.1 seconds to 100 km/h. As the GT-Line, which visually resembles something the Up GTI, it will cost the five-door Turbo Picanto 15.790 euros.(rh)