R-Line pack has been applied to the smallest VW, adding sporty exterior elements
Jimi Beckwith
10 September 2018

Volkswagen has released an R-Line package for the Up, as it further expands the reach of the £9325 city car following the success of the Up GTI micro hot hatch.

The package adds trim across the car’s exterior including a revised front bumper, side sills, a silver strip in the grille, R-Line badging, a black roof and mirror caps and tinted windows.

It draws inspiration from the Up GTI, and is being offered for the first time since the model entered production in 2011. 

Also offered in the pack are 16in or 17in alloys, the latter of which commanding a premium over the standard 16in wheels.

The pack starts at €795 in Europe but will not be offered in the UK, with Volkswagen UK being "happy with the Up product range as it stands". Despite the firm’s prolific R brand spreading to SUVs, Volkswagen has previously told Autocar that an R-badged Up would not happen, as R models are four-wheel drive only. 

This means that a Polo R is also not on the cards. A T-Roc R is imminent, and has been spotted numerous times in development. A T-Cross R is not expected, as that model is less likely to be given an all-wheel-drive powertrain.

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10 September 2018

Autocar’s equivalent of “What you could have had”. The R-Line pack is not coming to the UK so who cares if it costs €795? And there will not be an Up R either. Pointless. Except VW get more free advertising from Autocar. 

10 September 2018
spqr wrote:

Autocar’s equivalent of “What you could have had”. The R-Line pack is not coming to the UK so who cares if it costs €795? And there will not be an Up R either. Pointless. Except VW get more free advertising from Autocar. 

   

The rest of us are interested, even if you are not. The world does not revolve around which might or might not be available in the UK

 

11 September 2018
brian245 wrote:

spqr wrote:

Autocar’s equivalent of “What you could have had”. The R-Line pack is not coming to the UK so who cares if it costs €795? And there will not be an Up R either. Pointless. Except VW get more free advertising from Autocar. 

   

The rest of us are interested, even if you are not. The world does not revolve around which might or might not be available in the UK

 

Good point, we dont hear much about stuff not vailable here in Autocar anymore, when was the last time you read somethign about the Ampera-e for instance ?

XXXX just went POP.

FMS

11 September 2018
spqr wrote:

Autocar’s equivalent of “What you could have had”. The R-Line pack is not coming to the UK so who cares if it costs €795? And there will not be an Up R either. Pointless. Except VW get more free advertising from Autocar. 

This article is FYI and perhaps others might like to know about it, despite you wishing to censor content. If you are as against Autocar and their advertisers acceptance policy as your own words suggest, then why the heck are you reading these pieces?.

11 September 2018

R-Line spec on VW's other models includes sports seats, but as with the GTi, the Up misses out on this desirable feature again.

11 September 2018

maybe Autocar could ask VW when we, VW’s customers, might actually get the cars we’ve ordered from them. Why is Vw not sorting out the wltp fiasco they have created due to not doing what was necessary. 

We, their customers, are waiting with no answer to when our cars might get built, or delivered to us. All we’ve got from them is “we don’t know”. 

 

 

11 September 2018
A88A wrote:

maybe Autocar could ask VW when we, VW’s customers, might actually get the cars we’ve ordered from them. Why is Vw not sorting out the wltp fiasco they have created due to not doing what was necessary. 

We, their customers, are waiting with no answer to when our cars might get built, or delivered to us. All we’ve got from them is “we don’t know”. 

here is an easier option, dont be a VW customer, other brands are available, brands that dont take the customer for granted, with better products, better after care and cheaper prices. 

289

11 September 2018

.....such as?

11 September 2018
289 wrote:

.....such as?

Any of the Japanese brands, Kia, Hyundia, Ford, PSA, Renault, Skoda (even though they are part of the VW group), Mercedes, BMW.. 

TS7

11 September 2018
Citytiger wrote:

289 wrote:

.....such as?

Any of the Japanese brands, Kia, Hyundia, Ford, PSA, Renault, Skoda (even though they are part of the VW group), Mercedes, BMW.. 

Yeah, see, it was all going so well and then you dropped the M-Bomb. Wouldn't touch another with a ten foot barge pole.

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