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The VW Up has just been given a facelift and a turbo

VW has announced the latest version of its Up supermini, which boasts a brand new face, new turbo engine and extensive customisation options.

A 90PS 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol joins the existing 1.0-litre 60PS and 75PS alternatives, the all-electric e-Up and the natural gas eco Up. Fuel economy is a claimed 64mpg and range is 497 miles, while torque is 160Nm. 0-62mph takes 10 seconds.

The second-generation Up has been given a facelift comprised a new rear diffuser, door mirrors with integrated indicator lights, new headlights with daytime running lights and new rear lights. The interior has also been redesigned and features a new infotainment system.

For a more personal look, the Up can be customised with 13 body colours, nine exterior decals, three roof colours, ten dashboard panel designs, three design packs and various gadgets, including a multi-function steering wheel and automatic air conditioning.

A model called the Up Beats will also be offered, complete with a 300w sound system from the audio company BeatsAudio. An eight-channel amplifier, subwoofer and various loudspeakers compliment aesthetic tweaks such as a 15-inch alloys and colour-coordinated seat belts.

Seven trim levels are available, ranging from the entry-level Take Up to the top-spec High Up, which has heated front seats, white ambient lighting system for the cockpit, fog lamps, 15-inch ‘Radial’ alloy wheels and air conditioning.

The new Up, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will go on sale late in the summer of 2016, starting from the same £8,945 base price as its predecessor.

2017 VW Up pictures

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