Volkswagen Up with Five Speed Automatic Transmission System
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Volkswagen has launched the new model of the Up with a five speed automatic transmission system. This has just upped the demand of the Up which is already quite famous for its usable dimensions, high fuel efficiency and ability to be driven within the city perimeters.
As claimed by Volkswagen, the Up now displaces close to 74 BHP while the CO2 emission figures have been improved.
Neither the acceleration nor top speed has been affected while the price has been increased by just £595. This is an overall economic deal and the Up screams value for money from all directions.
At this price point, it will be unwise to expect McLaren type quality from either the vehicle or the automated transmission system. Although the five speed gearbox does the job, it is far from refined. However that can be dealt with considering the price point.
The car feels more sluggish and this is bad news for people who like manual transmission systems. The handling has lost its magic touch and the vehicle feels more bulky and difficult to maneuver around corners. Driving the Up ASG is troublesome and just after one hour of driving the car the driver will be looking for a well deserved break.
The manual transmission on the Up is a much better choice than the automatic counterpart and Volkswagen will offer both the vehicles simultaneously for the customers to choose from. The manual transmission on the Up is a much better choice and people who are looking to purchasing a practical car should go for the Up manual.
Priced at £9,795, the Up is one of the most affordable cars on the road.
The vehicle returns 64.2 MPG and does not feature much running costs, making it one of the most practical choices for city use.
Sporting a decent top speed of 106 MPH, the Up reaches 0 - 60 MPH in 13.2 seconds. Optimum power is developed at the 6000 RPM mark and the vehicle is not fun to drive under any circumstances. On freeway you will feel helpless as the vehicle will lag behind all of the vehicles present.