VW up! ASG


The Volkswagen up! city car is getting a new option. it’s a gearbox, an automated manual gearbox or ASG, and it’s supposed to make the car more intriguing to drive.

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. You can shift manually using the lever. Costing just £595, the automatic gearbox is available on both three- and five-door Move up! and High up! models (excluding BlueMotion Technology versions).

It’s not likely for up! users to ever use the manual mode, even when traveling out of the town, but it is slil a good option to have. It won’t make any difference in the car’s performance though.

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Details in VW press release below:

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 named TopGear 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
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