The Volkswagen up! Gets a Facelift & Turbo Power

Visual tweaks and more power on the smallest VW model
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Image via: World Car Fans

Image via: World Car Fans

Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen has given its smallest car a bit of a facelift. The new up! comes with revised bumpers and lights, along with seven new paint colors and ten dashboard insert designs. The cosmetic tweaks are complemented with a new turbocharged version of its 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, generating 89 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. The new engine enables a 0-62 mph sprint time of ten seconds before topping out at 115 mph. Inside the cabin is a new infotainment system, featuring a five-inch color display with smartphone integration. Audiophiles can opt for the up! Beat model, which adds a 300-watt Beats Audio system with seven speakers. Look for the vehicle to go on sale in the UK in mid-to-late 2016.