Volkswagen CrossUp first drive review — Volkswagen Cross UP!

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Volkswagen Cross UP!

Volkswagen CrossUp first review

Greg Kable

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The CrossUp is the fifth in a of high-riding models from . following on from the earlier CrossGolf, CrossTouran and CrossCaddy. It is the sixth in an ever expanding of Up variants after the standard Up, GrooveUp, EcoUp and recently electric-powered E-Up.

While not for sale in Australia, the CrossUp is to make a solid impact on the market in Europe – a segment says it expects to grow by 30 per cent in the next decade. If hold true, it could form the basis of the production of the Taigun . a more conventional SUV in the mould of the Suzuki Jimny .

Despite boasting a more arguably better appearance its five-door hatchback sibling beefed up bumpers, roof unique sill plates, cladding and a set of standard 16-inch wheels, it is not a genuine off-roader but an urban based crossover sets out to combine the compact of one of Europe’s best selling along with elevated of a proper small SUV. The body panels are carried unchanged.

With ride raised by 15mm, the additional height of the CrossUp provides the with a slightly more view of the road along greater ease at parking booths and the like than the Up.

But while it is instantly recognizable the outside, there is little from newly patterned upholstery inside to set the CrossUp from other Up models. The controls and trims are taken over from the standard UP, means the new Volkswagen boasts a layout that befits the nature of the car.

Accommodation up front is excellent, but the seats lack for legroom and the windows do not wind down; hinge open from the There is sufficient boot for the weekly grocery haul at a 251 litres, extending to 959 litres the rear seat folded. But space is far from a strength of the new

The mechanical package is familiar just one engine on offer at the 1.0-litre sequential injected used in other Up models, with gasoline compatibility but to get a gas option later on in a move Volkswagen suggests will running costs to levels the new breed of electric powered cars.

With a modest 55kW at a rather high 6200rpm, the three-cylinder is not exactly overflowing power. It also lacks for at lower revs, leading to a relaxed 0-100km/h time of

Volkswagen Cross UP!

Still, there’s a solid of torque, 95Nm to be exact, on once you’ve got it percolating 3000rpm, translating to acceptable acceleration on the open road. entry level petrol also operates with a thrum that gives it aural character when – something that can’t be of the silent battery touting Top speed is put at 167km/h.

Drive is through a standard five-speed with a conventional foot clutch. Selected markets also receive a version an automated clutch. The in-house gearbox has a satisfyingly light but it doesn’t like to be rushed the gates with any great Long gearing helps in a respectable 4.7 L/100km on the combined test cycle.

Forget any notion the raised height might be aligned to drive to give it proper credentials; the latest variant of the Up front-wheel drive in a move gives it a distinct on-road as well as ensuring its kerb remains just below

Pleasingly direct and light combine with the compact and a tight turning circle to the latest variant of the Up with maneuverability and quite engaging However, the added ride appears to have affected the which is not quite as good as Up at city speeds, with vertical movement over bitumen. It gets better at speeds, though, giving the a smoother ride on secondary

It is not a game changer, but the CrossUp is a likeable car that, at €13,950 in is priced at the top end of the supermini ranks. It in an urban environment where its low agility makes it genuinely fun to and with long ratios at the top of its is also capable of eating up with surprising maturity at speeds on open roads.

don’t expect the new Volkswagen to you too far off-road. The raised ride allows it to tackle gravel or strewn roads with trouble. However, its traction is by the lack of four-wheel drive and a differential lock. One for the urban then!

Pity it’s not on the local for Volkswagen Australia.

Volkswagen Cross UP!
Volkswagen Cross UP!
Volkswagen Cross UP!
Volkswagen Cross UP!

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