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Volkswagen e-Up facelift Hatchback (2019)

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Product Overview

Volkswagen e-Up! facelift is an entry-level subcompact hatchback in production from 2019. It is powered by 83hp of electric power aided by a battery capacity of 37kWh.
Compared to the pre-facelift model, a markedly larger 36.8kWh battery is used, extending the EV range to over 250km. Still, this is barely sufficient for city duty, as is the case with the ICE Up!.
Compared to the ICE Up!, the same disadvantages can be found here.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 3% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Small turning circle
Cons
  • Horrible performance
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Barely acceptable electric range
  • Poor suspension setup
  • EV nonsense

What external reviewers found***

Ext 63% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good range
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not as spacious as rivals
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Expensive for what’s inside
  • No infotainment
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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
250 L / 8.8 cu-ft ~ 923 L / 32.6 cu-ft
Passengers
5
Payload
370 kg / 816 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Drum
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Semi-independent, Torsion
Tire Size
165/70 R14, 165/65 R15, 185/50 R16
Turning Circle
9.8 m / 32.1 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
36.8 kWh (gross) | 32.3 kWh (net)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
Battery | Voltage
350.0 V
Body Style
5-door battery-electric Hatchback

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
Size | Height
1507 mm / 59.3 in
Size | Length
3600 mm / 141.7 in
Size | Width
1645 mm / 64.8 in | 1910 mm / 75.2 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1428.0 mm / 56.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1424.0 mm / 56.1 in
Weight
1160.0 kg / 2557.4 lbs
Wheel Size
5J x 14, 5J x 15, 6J x 16
Wheelbase
2417 mm / 95.2 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
11.3 sec
Coefficient Of Drag
0.31
Electric Range
256.0 km / 159.1 mi
Top Speed
130.0 km/h / 80.8 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Engine | Power
83 hp / 61.9 kW @ 2750-11000 rpm
Transmission | Gears
1-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Volkswagen’s up city car has been with us since 2011, while the electrified version was its first mass-production EV to reach the market when it arrived in 2013. The e-Up is the next EV to benefit from the latest-gen technology. The big news is a new lithium-ion battery with 36.8kWh capacity, compared to just 18.7kWh for the old car. Volkswagen claims up to 161 miles (260km) on a full charge.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful electric motor
Cons
  • Expensive for what’s inside

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 50%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The e-Up is something of a nipping specialist. It’s small enough and brisk enough to seize opportunities in traffic that other cars couldn’t. It feels suited to the urban environment in a similar way to the BMW i3. On a route of mixed A-road and motorways at normal speeds, it’ll get 110 miles out of a full charge.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Good range
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Not as spacious as rivals

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Volkswagen e-up! has been given an important task as it charges towards its ninth year on sale. It doesn't receive a new identity under the ID umbrella as it's not based on the group's MEB platform. Instead, this is a facelift that showcases just how fast battery technology is developing. It's still based on a modified combustion engine platform, but within the same space as the previous version of this electric city car. It now sits a more energy dense 36.8kWh battery - that's almost double the capacity, and it means maximum range leaps up to 162 miles.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Extensive range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent range
Cons
  • No infotainment

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Volkswagen e-up review . [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/volkswagen/e-up. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
2. ^ Volkswagen e-Up 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/volkswagen/e/first-drives/volkswagen-e-2020-uk-review. 2020-04-07. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
3. ^ New Volkswagen e-up! 2020 review . [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/e-up/108472/new-volkswagen-e-up-2020-review. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2022-07-30.

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