Naturally, the car’s four doors have changed the look of its side profile. While the lower window line of the 2-door rises towards the rear near the C-pillars, it forms a straight line on the 4-door car. This gives the new body version a high level of independence. The crisp and short body overhangs are also distinctive on the 4-door. The front and rear sections are identical on both body versions.
This also means that buyers of the 4-door version will get to enjoy a bootlid whose outer skin consists of a continuous glass surface; this gives the bootlid the high-tech and high-end look of a smartphone. Beneath the bootlid, there is a boot with a volume of 251 litres; cargo capacity can be extended to up to 951 litres by folding down the rear backrest 60:40 split bench from the move up.
It is only logical that Volkswagen would offer the same optional features in both the Volkswagen up 4-door and 2-door. They include clever systems such as City Emergency Braking. The Volkswagen up! is the first car in its class that can be automatically braked by such a function in a tight situation; the function is active over a speed range from 5 to 30 km/h.
Outside, the small Volkswagen in the basic version, the take up, is equipped with 14-inch wheels, body-coloured bumpers and green tinted heat-insulating glass. As on all up! models, the body is partially galvanised. Inside, details such as the folding rear bench seat, colour contrasting air vent surrounds in the colour ‘white’, carpeted floors and a fabric-lined bootspace cover are used. Convenience features distinguishing the take up include a rear windscreen wiper, electromechanical power assisted steering, height-adjustable steering column, convenience direction indicators 1 press = 3 flash cycles and daytime running lights. Sophisticated: the gloss black panel in the middle of the dashboard.
When it comes to passive and active safety, standard features include front airbags and head-thorax side airbags plus a seatbelt fastening reminder for driver and front passenger, belt tensioners in front, ABS with ASR, ESP electronic stabilisation programme in Germany, ISOFIX fixtures and top-tether fittings for mounting suitable child seats in the rear and a deactivation function for the front passenger airbag when using a child seat there.