CREWE motorists are following a national trend towards smaller ‘city cars’ according to a Crewe dealership.

Crewe Volkswagen, based on Weston Road, said it has seen a significant increase in the number of people asking to test drive the brand’s compact up! cars, reflecting a countrywide preference for more economical vehicles.

Crewe Volkswagen’s brand manager, Ben Gilbert, said: “Auto Express magazine this week reported sales of smaller cars have risen 122 per cent over the last decade.

“We are certainly seeing a similar trend here, with more and more people deciding that small is beautiful.

“So far this year we have already sold 64 of the up! compared to 81 in the whole of last year.”