Volkswagen aims on being the numero uno in the car department in terms of volumes by 2018 and feat is surely not going to come from the sales of the companies top of the line cars such as the VW Phantom or the Touraeg. It is going to come from the sales of the mass market volume cars and VW intends on bringing those volumes from the various body styles of the Up! platform. VW has already showcased various concepts based on the Up! hatchback, 5 to be precise and now we another addition to the lineup.
The Up! platform will spawn a Cross Up! and some rumours have suggested that it might even hit production anytime soon VW has been following the policy of adding up the off roading kit to its cars and it puts the word Cross in front of the name. We also brought to you the news of the VW Cross Polo getting launched and today we have for you the news about the Cross Up! getting launched. It might just make its way to the Geneva Motor Show later this year or else VW might choose to launch it otherwise.
The Cross variant of the Up! will be the 5 door version of the Up! with a SUV kit. It will feature the ‘SUV Themed’ black coloured body cladding on the side sills of the cars and over the wheel arches as well. The bumpers and the exterior mirrors will get a light silver finish with the car getting bigger 16 inch alloys. Even though the suspension has not been raised in the Cross variant, the bigger alloy wheels tend to make the car taller by around 15 mm, thus giving it a little more ground clearance than the usual variant.
The engine will be the same 1 litre, 74 BHP engine found on the Up! and this engine will be mated to a five speed gearbox. The car gets special treatment on the inside as well with the seats being made available in red or charcoal colours with an option to alter the car of the dashboard as per your liking as well. The options available would be red, black and silver. The car will retail in Germany at a price of 13,925 Euros which translates into an amount of Rs.10 lakhs for Indian roads if it gets launched but we expect the car to be manufactured locally in the country so as to keep the price tag around the Rs.5-6 lakh mark.
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