The Volkswagen Up is a smart, popular city car that is part of the Volkswagen Small Family series of models. It was unveiled in 2011, with production starting in the December. Its popularity among UK drivers is clear, with a whopping 208,462 cars being sold in 2017.
Keep reading to find out more about Volkswagen Up car insurance costs and how you can save on your premiums.
These rates are based on the average cost of cover for cars in the insurance groups shown, for drivers of different ages with a Newcastle (NE1) postcode, which our research suggests represents an average for insurance rates in the UK. Updated: Oct 2019 (source: Quotezone)
Volkswagen Up average insurance costs
To provide you with an idea of how much it may cost you to insure your Volkswagen Up, we used a scenario – see below – and ran several quotes from a variety of insurance providers. In our scenario, we could insure our Volkswagen Up with a comprehensive policy for the monthly cost of £52.55, or an annual fee of £570.07. For our enquiries, we used the following information:
The car is a 2018 model
The driver is a 30-year-old teacher from London
10,000 mileage per year
Factory fitted Thatcham approved alarm system
Used for social, domestic and commuting purposes
The car is not modified
The car is parked in a car park during the day
The car is parked on a driveway at night
Five years no claims discount
No driving or other convictions for the past 5 years
Which factors affect my Volkswagen Up insurance rate?
There are many factors that may influence the price of your premiums. Some of them include:
Your age, marital status, job and where you live
The model and age of your car
Your car’s safety rating, security and any anti-theft precautions
Your driving history and activity
The size of your car’s engine
No claims discount
How can I save on my Volkswagen Up premiums?
When it comes to car insurance, naturally you want to find the best policy for a price that’s affordable for you. For premiums that don’t leave you counting pennies, we’ve put together some tricks and tips for you that are likely to save you money on your premiums.
Pay annually rather than monthly. We’d have saved an average of £60.53 a year by paying annually in our scenario.
Make yourself a secure investment. By maintaining a clean history of no claims and a good credit rating, you may find yourself being rewarded with lower premiums.
Be economical about your car usage. By opting for public transport or walking, rather than using your car, you will keep both your mileage and premiums down.
Don’t just accept your renewal quote. Renewal quotes aren’t always the best option out there, so make sure you shop around when it’s time for renewal – and haggle.
Install extra safety precautions. Providers don’t like to insure risks, so by investing in extra safety measures, you may find that you premiums become lower.
Avoid driving convictions. Convictions of any kind increase the price of your premiums, so try your best to avoid any.
Volkswagen Up facts
There have been 8 different concept models for the Volkswagen Up since 2007.
It proved very popular in Europe, with sales reaching over 120,000 in 2014 and being voted 3rd in the European Minicar group in 2012 to 2014.
The Volkswagen Up won What Car? City Car of the Year in 2013, as well as World Car of the Year in 2012.
How safe is Volkswagen Up?
When tested by crash test experts at Euro NCAP in 2011, the Volkswagen Up was awarded a 5/5 safety rating, although the rating expired in 2018. It scored 89% for its adult occupant safety and 80% for its child occupant safety. The safety features of the Volkswagen Up earned it a score of 86% for the safety assist category.
The Volkswagen Up comes with basic safety features such as airbags. It also comes with ESC, or electronic stability control, which keeps your car balanced no matter the terrain. However, there are not many details available about the safety measures that accompanies the Up, nor the optional features available other than the AEB. The AEB system breaks on your behalf, or enhances your own braking in order to reduce your braking distance.
For more details, visit the Volkswagen website or contact a dealership.
*51% of consumers could save £200. To get this figure, aggregator Seopa selected quotes from popular providers and others, weighting according to market share, and compared the cheapest with the cheapest on its system. Your savings will depend on your own circumstances.
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