The German company has prepared mainly minor visual tweaks for the city crossover.
Volkswagen has started accepting preliminary orders for the refreshed version of its smallest crossover, the Cross Up!, on the European market. Prices start at €14,250 (may vary for different countries), €325 more than before, for the base model with 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine with 75 horsepower (55 kilowatts).
Revealed for the first time during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Cross Up! is now getting a facelift, which brings only minor revisions. These include a redesigned front fascia with slightly reshaped radiator grille, restyled fog lamps and new graphics for the headlights. The side repeaters have been transferred from the front fenders to the side mirrors, while there’s also a set of new 16-inch, two-tone alloy wheels.
Other than that, the model is virtually unchanged and features the same plastic body cladding, Cross Up! badges, and silver anodized roof rails. It’s not a real crossover, but still it comes with 15 mm higher ground clearance and rugged overall appearance.
As for the interior, it offers a standard leather package, color-coordinated dashpad, seat covers in “cross” design, and orange ambient lighting. Most likely, customers will be offered with the two infotainment options that were introduced with the refreshed version of the standard model earlier this year.
In addition to the naturally aspirated engine, Volkswagen will offer a beefier turbocharged version of the same motor. It adds 15 hp (11 kW) for a total of 90 hp (66 kW), channeled to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.
The combined fuel consumption stands at 53-54 miles per gallon (4.3-4.4 liters per 100 kilometers) for the NA engine and 51 mpg (4.6 l/100 km) for the turbo variant. CO2 emissions are 100-102 grams per kilometer and 104 gr/km respectively.
The German company has also extended the range of colors and customization options for the standard Up! (pictured above). Three new exterior colors are available to order now - savanna gold metallic, blueberry metallic, and coral red uni. In addition, several new packages can also be ordered, including the so-called roof pack which brings a roof painted in grey and tinted rear side and rear windows