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So that’s a price increase of £3,000, around 20% for exactly the same car! I’ve never known manufacturer impose such a price increase on a car of this type, and surprisingly the motoring press have barely mentioned it.
The press will presumably only comment on list price, in which case the GTI has gone up by £1840. The thing to remember is VW were saying it wouldn't be economic to produce small cars with the new emissions regulations, so they seem to have done a U-turn. But the consequence of the fines is the cost has gone up (for all Up ICE models not just the GTI). The entry level Up! is now £12,440.

I just checked the Citroen site. The cheapest C1 3dr is £12320. I checked the Hyundai site and the cheapest i10 5dr is £12495. You can still get a Fiat Panda 5dr for £10,255 but it could be other manufacturers are going to follow VW and the days of a £10,000 city car are over. Presumably the emission fines are not exclusive to VW.
 
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