A five-speed automatic-shift gearbox is now available to order as an option on the popular new Volkswagen Up city car.
Until now the Up only came standard with a five-speed manual gearbox, but now customers can pay an extra £595 for the automatic.
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The new gearbox is available on either the three or five-door versions of the Volkswagen Up, and with Move Up and High Up specification models, except those with VW's BlueMotion technology.
The automatic-shift gearbox weighs just 3kg more compared to the manual, and is also more efficient in comparison.
On the 59bhp Move Up specification, the automatic officially returns 64.2mpg and emits 103g/km. The manual version on the other hand returns 62.8mpg and emits 105g/km.
The automatic version of this car is slightly slower however; it will allow the Move Up to cover the 0-62mph sprint in 15.3 seconds whereas it will take 14.4 seconds using the manual gearbox.
In the 74bhp High Up specification, the automatic gearbox increases the 0-62mph time from 13.2 to 13.9 seconds. Top speeds whether using the 59bhp or 74bhp engine remain unchanged at 99mph and 106mph respectively regardless of gearbox.
Pricing for the automatic Volkswagen Up starts at £9,675 for the Move Up three-door ASG model.
For customers prioritising fuel economy and emissions figures, the Move Up Bluemotion Technology specification still remains the most ideal option. Available from £9,440 with only a manual gearbox, both the three and five-door models return 68.9mpg and emit just 95g/km.