Geneva 2012: Four VW Up concept cars
* Swiss Up, Winter Up, Cargo Up and X Up * Two four-door models and a van * Geneva motor show March 6...
Four Volkswagen Up concept cars have been unveiled at the 2012 Geneva motor show.
The Swiss Up, Winter Up, Cargo Up and X Up are all variations on the German manufacturers smallest model. The Swiss Up is unashamedly a nod to the Geneva shows local visitors; its interior and exterior feature the colours of the Swiss flag.
The other three cars are technically more interesting. The Winter Up is a four-door model - derived from the chunky Cross Up, clearly - with an integrated snowboard holder that can also be used for skis.
The X Up is another four-door, this time featuring a roofbox with a pair of integrated searchlights. VW believes this car could be used off road; it has solid underbody guards around the front and rear axles.
The final concept car, Cargo Up, is a small van designed for inner city use. Its rear cabin is transformed into a load area of around 1400 litres, and a protective screen sits between the occupants and the cargo. The Cargo Up is powered by the entry-level 59bhp three-cylinder petrol engine, emitting 105g/km of CO2. Its ride height has been raised by 15mm over that of a standard Up, and it can cope with payloads of up to 426kg.