H Volkswagen ανακοίνωσε ότι το up! είναι πλέον διαθέσιμο και με το αυτόματο πεντατάχυτο κιβώτιο ASG. Το κιβώτιο είναι διαθέσιμο τόσο στην τρίπορτη όσο και στην πεντάπορτη έκδοση του up! στις εκδόσεις εξοπλισμού Move up! και High up!


Το κιβώτιο ζυγίζει 30 κιλά και προσθέτει μόλις 3 κιλά στο αυτοκίνητο, σε σχέση με το χειροκίνητο κιβώτιο. Διαθέτει τρεις επιλογές D (Drive), N (Neutral), R (Reverse) με τις αλλαγές να γίνονται και μέσω του επιλογέα. Με αυτό, ο τρικύλινδρος 1.000αρης κινητήρες εκπέμπει 103 γρ/χλμ CO2 στην έκδοση με τα 60 άλογα, ενώ στις έκδοση με τα 75 άλογα, οι εκπομπές ανέρχονται στα 105 γρ/χλμ. Το αυτόματο σειριακό κιβώτιο 5-σχέσεων ASG διατίθεται με επιπλέον χρέωση €780.

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NEW GEARBOX MAKES VOLKSWAGEN up! THE AUTOMATIC CHOICE IN THE CITY

The award-winning Volkswagen up! now really is the automatic choice in the city car sector, thanks to the addition of a new automated manual gearbox (ASG) which is available to order now.

Costing just £595, the automatic gearbox is available on both three- and five-door Move up! and High up! models (excluding BlueMotion Technology versions). As well as being cost-effective, the new five-speed ASG gearbox is extremely efficient, with improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions when compared with its manual counterpart.

The ASG is an automated version of the five-speed manual gearbox in the up!. The driver simply uses the gear lever to select D (Drive), N (Neutral) or R (Reverse) (there is no P (Park)) and the gearbox switches to the optimum gear for the situation. The gear shift points have been calculated to help achieve maximum fuel efficiency, depending on road profile and throttle position.  The driver can also change up or down manually using the gear lever. Steering wheel paddle shift is not available on the up!.

The new gearbox is space-efficient, with the activation systems taking up a minimum of room, and has also been optimised to be as light as possible: at around 30 kg, it weighs just three kilograms more than the manual version. Two electromechanical actuators are positioned directly on the gearbox, and control the gate selection and engage or disengage the gears. A further electric motor is used to control the clutch.

The simplicity of the ASG gearbox makes it more efficient than a torque-converter automatic gearbox, while the lower costs make it more appropriate for a great value city car than Volkswagen’s sophisticated DSG gearbox.

The up! with ASG is available to order now, with deliveries to customers expected to start in October.  A fully electric version of the up! will join the range in late 2013.

The up! is the World Car of the Year 2012, What Car? Car of the Year for 2012, and has also been namedTopGear magazine’s Small Car of the Year.

Volkswagen up! model line-up and pricing

Model Engine derivative CO2, g/km Combined mpg Price, £ RRP OTR
Take up! 3dr 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual 105 62.8 7,995
Take up! 5dr 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual 105 62.8 8,360
Move up! 3dr 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual 105 62.8 9,080
Move up! 5dr 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual 105 62.8 9,445
Move up! 3dr ASG 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd automatic 103 64.2 9,675
Move up! 5dr ASG 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd automatic 103 64.2 10,040
 
Move up! BlueMotion Technology 3dr 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual 95 68.9 9,440
Move up! BlueMotion Technology 5dr 1.0-litre 60 PS 5 spd manual 95 68.9 9,805
High up! 3dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 108 60.1 10,515
High up! 5dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 108 60.1 10,880
High up! 3dr ASG 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd automatic 105 62.8 11,110
High up! 5dr ASG 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd automatic 105 62.8 11,475
High up! BlueMotion Technology 3dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 98 67.3 10,875
High up! BlueMotion Technology 5dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 98 67.3 11,240
up! Black 3dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 108 60.1 11,305
up! Black 5dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 108 60.1 11,670
up! White 3dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 108 60.1 11,305
up! White 5dr 1.0-litre 75 PS 5 spd manual 108 60.1 11,670