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VW Up! 5-door revealed

2 more doors, not much else...

After we broke the news of the confirmation of VW's Cross Up! last week we now bring you the first images of the normal 5-door Up! model. The production version seen here carries over the same engines and option packages as the 3-door Up! - just with easier access to the rear seats.

Overall vehicle dimension and cargo capacity stay the same as the 3-door. Extra wide opening rear doors give way to 79cm of legroom while boot space is 251 litres with the seats up and 951 litres with the rear seats folded down. Looks-wise there are no surprises, the front doors are slightly shorter to make room for the rear doors, and the rear side window loses the angled cut at the bottom. Other than that, it’s business as usual for the 5-door Up!

The only engine available is the three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol unit with BlueMotion tech (including a stop/start system) giving out 60 or 75 bhp depending on trim package selected. Fuel economy will be the same as the 3-door at 67.1 or 71.2 mpg.

Technology abounds as the Up! is the first vehicle in its segment to be equipped with an pre-collision braking system. Called City Emergency Braking, the system can automatically brake the vehicle when an impending collision up to 18 mph is detected. Also featured is VW's maps+more Portable Infotainment Device (PID) which offers touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth and enterntainment.

Order books open in the UK in April with first deliveries in June and the 5-door carries a premium of around £425 over the 3-door version.

Images courtesy of VW

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more