One of Volkswagen’s surprises for 2013 Geneva Motor Show is a Cross variant for its Up! model The first official images of Volkswagen Cross Up! have just been released.
Volkswagen will bring to the Geneva Motor Show a more robust version of the smallest model in its range. Volkswagen Cross Up! is the official name and continues the tradition of having a version with a more “bad boy” look for almost every model in the range. In the past, VW had Cross Polo and Cross Golf variants and now’s the turn for the youngest family member.
Volkswagen Cross Up! differs from the normal pattern through several exterior changes. Flaring wings are now protected by black plastic elements and side skirts are somehow wider. The front received a silver plastic element and outside mirror housings are made of the same plastic. New variant of the Up! receives 16 inch alloy wheels with a familiar design and uses 185/50R16 tires.
Inside, VW Cross Up! comes with different upholstery materials and slightly modified dashboard including chromed elements for the air intake. For engine, Volkswagen opted for a 1.0 liter engine with three-cylinder that develops 75 bhp associated with a manual gearbox with five gears. More information regarding Volkswagen Cross Up! will be available on the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show, when this model will be introduced.
2013 Volkswagen Cross Up! Official Photos
Volkswagen Cross Up! looks pretty good, has a youthful design, good interior space and a trunk with an appreciable amount (251 liters) for this class. Body dimensions should be the same as those found on Up! and the car got a more cheerful air in its cross configuration.
Volkswagen Cross Up Price
The price of this car will have a decisive aspect to its potential clients. If prices will be similar with those for Mercedes B or C class, sales will likely suffer in Europe, and we will not see very many Cross Up!’s on the streets. From the information we currently hold the starting price in Germany will start at 13,000 euros.
Ground clearance seems perfect for urban driving and has a better value compared to Volkswagen Up!
Like mentioned, the price will have a major say. As in the case of Twingo 1.2 GT 100 bhp, it will not be marketed in eastern Europe because of the price although, such a powerful engine in a small, versatile car is a tempting offer.
Volkswagen Cross Up! it’s easy to park in the city, quite spacious for a young family, and offers a pretty good dynamic performance.
As in the case of Up! GT, if this project will see the light, it will have a 1.0 turbo engine and 110 bhp and, at the right price, will be a top choice for most of VW fans! We will offer further Volkswagen Cross Up details as soon as Geneva Motor Show 2013 will start.