The Volkswagen Up GTI could be the cult pocket rocket of 2018. Fresh from rave reviews (and a GQ Car Awards 2018 gong), VW has opened ordering for the sporty new GTI in UK dealers, with prices starting from £13,750.
And while this is already something of a bargain for the 115hp junior hot hatch that does 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds, Volkswagen has heaped on yet more appeal with a tantalising launch PCP car finance offer.
The four-year, 10,000-miles-per-year deal requires a customer deposit of £3,493. But to this, Volkswagen contributes a further £500 – and then it’s four years of paying just £139 a month, at 4.8 percent representative APR.
The final payment is £4,559 and the total amount paid is £14,595. In other words, you fork out just £845 over four years for the privilege of owning a corker of a GTI for so little per month.
What’s not to like?
The standard equipment haul on all UK cars includes 17-inch alloys, air con, heated seats (trimmed in retro Jakara Red trim), five-inch touchscreen Composition Colour radio with Bluetooth and USB, red ambient lighting and front fog lights with cornering function. It also has a six-speed manual gearbox.
Buyers can pick from a choice of period 1970s Golf GTI-style colours: white, red, dark silver metallic and black pearl – and the roof of the white, red and silver ones can optionally be finished in contrast black.
The 1.0-litre TSI turbo engine is also fitted with an exhaust particulate filter, which reduces particulate exhaust emissions by up to 95 percent. Add in NEDC combined fuel economy of 58.9mpg and 110g/km CO2 and the proposition becomes even more tantalising.
Seriously, where do we sign?