As expected the next member of Volkswagen’s Cross family is a based on the Up! city car. The Cross Up! joins the CrossPolo, CrossGolf and Cross Touran, and introduces a whole new class of vehicle which doesn’t make sense, but sounds fun.
It is a very tiny car, but it has decent ground clearance, protective moldings and large (for the car’s size) wheels, so at least on paper it should be much more versatile than the city version. Still, Cross Up! is not what you call an off-roader. It is for those city car enthusiasts who have an active lifestyle and enjoy light rambling.
The Cross Up! has an interesting design. It comes with black paneling on the wheel arches and sills, and they go around the vehicle on the bumpers. Silver protection parts adorn the bumpers, and match the mirror caps and silver roof rails. VW has made a design feature out of these functional components. The Cross Up! also features 16-inch wheels with 185/50 tires.
The Cross Up! will launch after the Geneva Show with a 55 kW / 75 hp three-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and a base price of 13,925 euros.
Interior features on the Cross Up! include seats in special trim (available in red or dark gray), an instrument panel with high quality Dashpad (available in red, black or dark silver) and Textile mats refined a small leather package with colored stitching ( leather steering wheel with clasp, hand brake handle in leather).
In terms of equipment, you get remote control central locking, electric front windows, fog lamps, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, an asymmetrically split and folding rear bench with headrests, a variable cargo floor, a tachometer, a multifunction display and the Electronic Stability Control ESC a standard feature of model.