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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Up
For:Quirky good looks, build quality, honest three-cylinder engine
Against:Seat and Skoda are doing the same for less
What is it?
The Up is VW’s smallest new car and an altogether more serious stab at building a proper city car that we’ll actually want to buy. Volkswagen has taken its creation very seriously, and, remarkably, intends this to be its biggest-selling model globally. They’ll sell more of these than the Golf.
But rather than making the Up a scaled-down version of its larger cars – as it has done in the past – the Up takes a much more intelligent approach. It’s this that’s key to its appeal, and is the reason why you may even choose one over a Volkswagen Polo.