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VOLKSWAGEN up! 2013

3 door and 5 door hatch variants

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score33.37out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.2out of 16
Side impact test14.17out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of the Volkswagen up! is being introduced in Australia during 2012. This ANCAP rating applies to all 3-door and 5-door hatch variants*.

The up! scored 14.2 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.17 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious thorax injury for the driver. The vehicle scored a further two points in the pole test.

Important note: The 3-door left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

 * ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that the 5-door hatch also meets the ANCAP requirements for a 5-star safety rating. However there was increased risk of leg injury for the driver and increased risk of chest injury for the passenger in the offset test. There was reduced risk of injury to the driver in the side impact test for the 5-door hatch.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags and side airbags with thorax & head protection for front occupants are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and daytime running lights are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all four seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.2 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.2 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 37mm. The clutch pedal moved upwards 28mm. The steering wheel hub moved 42mm forward, 27mm downward and 8mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.17 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.28 pts
Abdomen 3.44 pts
Pelvis 3.45 pts

The vehicle was eligible for a pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

The up! earned a GOOD whiplash protection rating in this test.

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Pedestrian Summary

The bumper provided mostly good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested and scored no points. In those areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet provided poor protection. In those areas where an adult's head would strike, protection was mixed, some areas providing good protection and others poor.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
4.9 L/100km 114 g/km 8.5 Greenhouse Rating 8.5 /10 7.5 Air Pollution Rating 7.5 /10 5-Star Overall Rating

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