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Volkswagen Up GTI (2018-) review

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Key features
  • City
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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Volkswagen's Up was conceived as a city car. In 2018, the Up became a hot hatchback with the addition of VW's iconic GTI badge - or at least a warm one, thanks to its 115hp turbocharged engine. Is the VW Up GTI a true pocket rocket or a damp squib - and how does it compare with rivals such as the Abarth 595 and Renault Twingo GT? Find out in our full Volkswagen Up GTI review.

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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

September 2018

Released

May 2018

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