There are like 80 (massive exaggeration) different versions of the Volkswagen Up! concept – however, that’s not going to stop V-dub from offering more at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Now in its full production version, Volkswagen will show some interesting concepts that can be applied to the Up! if you live in Switzerland.
Swiss Up!: Inside and out the swiss up! reflects the colors of the Swiss flag, with Tornado Red paintwork, white mirror housings, a white dashboard facia and red bezels around the air vents. A leather band across the back of each front seat is provided for storing the eponymous pocket knife.
Winter up!: Based on the cross up! concept. With snowboards on the roof and cool Pure White and Malibu Blue paint, this concept is all set for the ski slopes. The raised ride height and underbody protection create a rugged look, while the low weight of the up!, along with front-wheel drive and ESP with electronic differential lock, make it surprisingly agile in slippery conditions.
X up!: Based on the cross up! as well but is built for night-time exploring. Has a roof box that comes with built-in searchlights. Burnt Orange exterior paint is complemented on the inside by two-tone door inserts and hand-sewn up! logos.
Cargo up! Hints at Up! with delivery capabilities. Has a huge 1,400-litre or 426kg payload. Underbody protection and a raised ride height allow the cargo up! to tackle pot-holed city streets, while the rear seats have been removed to create a flat load area. A bulkhead with the upper half made from Plexiglas separates cargo from driver, while the rear and rear side windows are body-coloured, keeping cargo safe from prying eyes while still allowing the driver to see through them.
- By: Omar Rana