Volkswagen has presented the smallest model in its lineup, the Up!, at the 36th edition of the Bologna Motor Show, along with the Up! Azzurra Concept and the Up! Cross.
After its world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the German based automaker Volkswagen has recently introduced its Up! Azzurra Concept in Italy, at the Bologna Motor Show, where the model shared the same space with its production version, the Up!. Volkswagen says that the Up! Azzura has been created by the Italian designers Giorgetto Giugiaro and Walter de Silva, being themed to look at home next to a millionaire’s Mediterranean villa, having a lot of soul and character.
As you can see from the images below, Volkswagen and the Italian designers have dropped the top off the Up! model, allowing everyone to see the number of high tech but luxury materials which are all water proof. The four seats of the Up! Azzurra have been covered in white-blue leather and the dashboard has been made out of mahogany with maple wood inlays and the surfaces are coated in a synthetic resin for added resistance.
The production version of the Volkswagen Up! is no longer a surprise for anyone but the German manufacturer has chosen to present it at the same automotive event, the Bologna Motor Show. The Up! can accommodate four people and in Europe the model comes with three engine choices, two of them based on the 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol unit, along with a BlueMotion Technology version. Volkswagen is also offering two special editions, the Up! Black and the Up! White and an Up! GT might make its way into the market pretty soon.
Besides the two models, the German based automaker also brought the four-door version of the Up!, named the Cross Up!, after the vehicle has also been introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The Cross Up! takes its power from a larger engine, compared to the three-door version, a 1.3 liter unit which is developing a total output of 75 BHP, offering a mileage of 24 kmpl and CO2 emissions of just 44g per km. The Up! small car will take on the Maruti Suzuki Alto, Wagon R, Ritz and Ford Figo.