Let’s be honest. Small cars are cool.
Obviously they have their downsides. We wouldn’t want to drive one all the way to Monte Carlo for example, but if you’re already there then you can still look chic driving one around town and they’re a damn sight easier to park than a Lamborghini.
Now VW have introduced the Street up! and Club up! looking good has extra options too. Both are based on the top model High up! and are equipped with front fog lights, heated seats and a Maps & More portable infotainment system, but an extra £610 gets you a load more style.
The Street up! adds 16-inch alloy wheels, standard Pure White, Black Pearl or Reflex Silver paint, 65 per cent tinted glass from the B-pillar back, body coloured bumpers with chrome moulding on the front fog lights, leather steering wheel with up! logo, up! scuff plates with yellow stripe, black roof lining, carpet mats and unique “Street” cloth upholstery.
The Club up! also has 16-inch alloy wheels and tinted glass, Blueberry metallic or Black Pearl paint, black roof lining, carpet mats and unique “Club” Tartan Tonic cloth upholstery.
Both new cars are powered by the range topping 1.0-litre petrol engine which gives 60.1 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 108 g/km of CO2. You can also choose between 3 and 5 door versions of both.
UK dealers are taking orders for the Street up! and Club up! ahead of first deliveries in March, with prices starting from £11,995 (RRP OTR).
Looking this good never cost so little.
Words: David Young