There’s a new VW Up coming later this year, and the small German car has been bombarded with “new”.

The list of “new” will include newly designed body panels, new colours, new wheels, new individualisation options, new equipment, a completely redesigned interior, a new infotainment system and an outstanding new engine that offers a significant boost in performance.

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The Up will also come with new daytime running LED’s as standard, along with a completely redesigned rear-end. This is thanks to a prominent rear diffuser and newly designed tail lights.

The interior will also be sporting a whole new host of colours for the dashboard styling panel, as well as new seats and a multi-function steering wheel. Automatic air-conditioning is also offered for the 1st time, the new Pure Air system includes an air quality sensor with an active biogenic filter that keeps the atmosphere in the cabin at a consistently high level and prevents pollutants, fungal spores or allergens from entering via the system.

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The Up will now feature an eagerly awaited new 1.0 TSI engine. The turbocharged, direct injection 3-cylinder motor will produce 66 kW. A maximum torque of 160 Nm is available from 1,500 rpm. All this will mean a top speed of 185 km/h is possible, and it’ll take 10 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h. 4.4 l/100 km can be expected, and this equates to almost 800 km on a single tank of petrol.

A new VW Up Beats version will also be launched. This model will be defined by sounds. A 300W BeatsAudio™ sounds system will come as standard, along with smartphone integration.

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The emphasis of the new Up will be customisation. This is evident in the choice of 13 body colours, 9 exterior decals, 10 new dashpad designs, 3 roof colours, 3 design packs, 2 colour packs and 2 basic colours for the interior trim (“Titanium Black” and “Ceramique”), coloured alloy wheels and individualised-colour ambient light available for the top-of-the-range models.

Volkswagen will be presenting the new version of the Up to the public for the first time at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Up has been one of Europe’s most successful small cars for 5 years. In countries such as Germany and the Netherlands it is the number 1 in its segment. However, the VW Up has also enjoyed great success outside Europe, with strong performance in markets such as Brazil, Japan and South Africa.