The Fox arrived in the UK in 2006 and replaced Lupo as our entry-level small car. The Fox model was designed to give customers exceptional space in a high-value, high-quality package, harnessing the traditional Volkswagen values of low cost of ownership and durability.
The Fox. It’s stylish. It’s well built. It’s affordable. Oh, and it’s a Volkswagen. In fact, some people say those are all the reasons you need to buy one. But we’d like to think there are a few more than that. It may be the smallest car in our range, but the Fox has everything anyone could want in a car.
Being small doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impression. And with its dynamic body lines, capturing the gaze of curious onlookers is inevitable. Even the contoured clear cover of the headlights and indicators demand attention.
While a wide range of exterior body colours gives you the chance to enhance its compact, sporty looks even more.
And of course, there’s always the option to style your Fox exactly the way you want it by adding alloy wheels, a rear roof spoiler, or one of the many options or accessory packs available.
The Fox may be a car for everyone, but there are still two models to choose from – the Fox and Urban Fox. Simply choose the one that suits you best.
If you’re looking for a practical and affordable small car to drive, then you can’t go wrong with the Fox. It may have a low starting price, but you still get an impressive level of specification, including front and rear cup holders, dust and pollen filter and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. There’s also green tinted glass, range adjustable halogen clear headlights, one-touch indicators, speed-sensitive power-assisted steering and a radio/CD player with four speakers. Not to mention vanity mirrors and an electronic engine immobiliser all fitted as standard.
If you’re in need of a few more luxuries, the Urban Fox comes with all we’ve mentioned plus remote central locking, sliding rear bench seat with 50:50 split folding backrest, front electric windows, body-coloured bumpers and door mirrors, ‘easy entry’ front seats and manual rear vent windows.
Big on fun, big on safety.
It may be small, but the Fox is very big on safety – like every Volkswagen. The Fox is built around a rigid, galvanised body that’s laser welded to ensure all of the panels sit tightly together. The end result is a body so strong, it can absorb impact energy and thereby protect the driver and passengers within a protective inner cell – just in case. These features have resulted in the Fox achieving four stars in the Euro NCAP ratings. Small passengers are also well protected with innovative Isofix child seat preparation in the rear, allowing approved child seats to be secured directly to the Fox’s chassis for maximum safety. Installing and removing them is so simple it is, quite literally, child’s play.
No room for excuses.
Lack of space is certainly no reason not to buy a Fox. In fact, once you’re inside you’ll be amazed how big our small car actually is. A clever use of space and ergonomic design means the interior is both practical and stylish, providing plenty of room for both driver and passengers. Thoughtful extra touches such as an abundance of storage compartments, front cup holders, storage nets on the back of the front seats and a height-adjustable driver’s seat with a handy drawer beneath, all contribute to a feeling of spaciousness and comfort.
It’s more of the same in the back with the Urban Fox, where you’ll find the rear seat backrest splits 50:50 if you need to carry extra luggage. Also, the rear bench seat adjusts lengthways so you can transport bulkier items, or folds up completely to give you a maximum boot space of 1,016 litres*. Hardly a small amount by anyone’s standard.