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VOLKSWAGEN E-UP! GETS £3,250 VALUE BOOST

Nov 27, 2018

  • All-electric e-up! now from £23,115 (RRP OTR exc. PICG)
  • Additional equipment makes the electric up! even better value
  • Updated interior features include stylish new seat trim design

Milton Keynes – Volkswagen’s smallest electric car, the e-up!, is now even bigger value with a host of updates bringing more equipment and a price revision offering four-figure savings.

The e-up! city car now benefits from more standard-fit equipment including height adjustment for the driver’s seat. A rear-view camera is also built-in to give owners the reassurance of parking in tight urban spaces without worry while, on the inside, a stylish new seat trim design provides extra flair.

The addition of this big-car technology demonstrates Volkswagen’s commitment to providing the best value electric vehicles to customers, a commitment amplified by the car’s new price of £23,115 RRP OTR1 or £19,615 RRP OTR including the Government Plug-In Car Grant – a saving of £2,935 over the car’s previous list price, and an overall saving of £3,250 with the additional equipment factored in.

Volkswagen UK Electric Vehicles Product Manager Joe Laurence, said: “The e-up! is a key part of our electric vehicle family, offering the ideal solution for zero tailpipe-emission urban motoring.

“For 2019, we’re offering customers even more value with the addition of several extra features to the e-up! as standard, as well as a major price realignment making the car even more affordable. This is, of course, on top of the tax and fuel cost savings which are built into the e-up!.”

As before, the e-up! uses a 374 volt, 18.7 kWh battery pack to give a WLTP-rated range of 83 miles, and consumption of just 11.7 kWh/62 miles combined. A full charge takes nine hours from a standard three-pin plug, or six hours from a 3.6 kWh wall box. A rapid charge point can provide 80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes.

The updated e-up! is now available to order from across the Volkswagen UK Retailer network with the Government’s £3,500 Plug-In Car Grant also applicable to the zero-emission city car.

For more information on the e-up!, or Volkswagen’s other pure electric car, the e-Golf, please visit the brand’s new Electric Car hub at https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/electric

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1 – Excludes £3,500 Government Plug-In Car Grant.

*Fuel consumption and CO₂ figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions (Directive 93/116/EEC). This allows a direct comparison between different manufacturer models but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in ‘real world’ driving conditions. More information is available on the Volkswagen website at www.volkswagen.co.uk and at www.dft.gov.uk/vca

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