The Volkswagen Cross Up! started life as a concept vehicle at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but based on these spy shots, the jacked-up microcar looks to be heading into production, poised to join VW's European lifted lineup alongside the CrossPolo, CrossGolf and CrossTouran.

Like stockier versions of the Polo, Golf and Touran, this prototype suggests that Cross versions of the Up! will be set apart by a taller stance and black plastic cladding along the lower edges of the bodywork. This winter tester's meaty snow tires also do a pretty good job of making the model look ready for an afternoon of extreme soft-roading.


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      mr.vw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this could be the next global beetle if properly marketed and available (hint hint vw) I'd love the GTi version with a stick of course - forget the dsg.
      pokornat
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the first city car that I can actually see myself in. Bring it to America!
      Daniel Cowden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please bring to America with a 1.0 L diesel. It would get better the 60 MPG and sell like the original Beetle.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        mbukukanyau
        • 2 Years Ago
        There is companies that pay people to flood forums with, how nice their products are.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      As usual will not be available in America.
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Americans need big SUVs to haul around their big egos. None of this 3rd world microcar bs. (sarcasm)
      quuppa70
      • 2 Years Ago
      better to test these Volkswagens in winter conditions, they tend to have bad warming systems-.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Raise suspension 1cm Put black plastic around bottom edge Sell in europe as crossover
      Nicholas
      • 2 Years Ago
      But will it blend?
      mr.vw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want this!!! If it comes with AWD with das schtick! It will be in my driveway!!! I highly doubt VW will bring this to North America. VW doesn't like North America having anything European. VW is notorious for hyping cars and not delivering to North America. It's unfortunate because the up series has the potential of being the vw beetle for 21st century - cheap and funky!
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mr.vw
        you possibly will get it as soon as it can be produced in mexico or so....it just would be too expensive otherwise
          mr.vw
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          It's interesting that more than half of the fleet is still made in europe and they aren't badly priced for what you are getting. I think in north america we are cattle when comes to buying cars.... we are suckers for a good marketing campaign - Das Auto!!... As German car enthusiast we know VW will soon be no longer be a good option in north america if you are looking for true german engineering and refinement. The new Jetta and Passat ride so similiar to japanese cars and the cheap road noise and the terrible amount plastics make these cars VW tupperware line! The race of the tupperware cars!!!
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mr.vw
        oh..btw..unfortunately no AWD for the up! i guess
          mr.vw
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          I'd still buy it!!!
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cross-up? Really, Volkswagon?
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Up! in all its forms should be the base VW in the States.
        Rob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        We can't even got a Polo here. Don't hold your breath
      Duck
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whats up with all these "raise the body off the ground and butch up the styling" to pretend that its something that its not? Why not bring over something that is built for a purpose and looks clean, like that VW Bus concept we saw.
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