Today is launch day for the Volkswagen Fox in the UK. The replacement for the Lupo sits below the Polo as VW’s entry-level model. The Fox comes either with VW’s 55bhp 1.2-litre or 74bhp 1.4-litre petrol. There are two trim levels, but the Fox is only available as a three-door.
Whereas the Lupo was famously expensive, the cheapest Fox offers a CD player, two airbags, ABS and a 1E insurance rating for £6,590 on the road. It’s worth bearing in mind that £7499 will get you into a 91bhp Suzuki Swift and that £6995 is what Fiat wants for a 60bhp Panda.
If you want more kit, such as a sliding rear seat, you must go up to the Urban trim level which costs £7190 in 1.2-litre form and £7995 with the 1.4-litre engine. Until 30 September, all Fox customers will get free servicing for three years or 30,000, whichever comes sooner.