Independent European consumer protection organization Euro NCAP awarded five stars to Volkswagen’s smallest car, the up!. It also gave the 2011 Advanced Award to the City Emergency Braking function of the up! This award began in 2010. The up! got the best rating of any vehicle in its class, guaranteeing that children and adults both get excellent protection during an accident.
It also gets comprehensive safety features that include the optional City Emergency Braking, which is instantly activated at speeds between 5 and 30 km/ h.
A laser sensor (incorporated in the upper area of the windscreen) is used to scan a space as long as 10 metres in front of the up! to detect the risk of a collision. The emergency braking function may lessen the severity of an accident through automatic brake intervention. This also helps prevent a collision.
So far, the up! is the only car in its segment that has the City Emergency Braking function. It already received the first place in car registration statistics by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority.
The up! comes in two engine configurations (44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS) and five equipment versions (take up!, move up!, high up!, black up!, white up!). It has a starting price of 9,850 euros. The newest member of this lineup will arrive in May. The four-door version of the city specialist is priced at 10,325 euros, only 475 euros more expensive than the two-door version.