It's a Swiss Thing: Volkswagen Prepares Four New Concepts of the Up! for the Geneva Salon

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Joining the new Golf GTI Cabrio and the Polo GT Blue at Volkswagen's Geneva Motor Show booth next week will be four specially themed concept versions of the Up! city car called the Swiss Up, Winter Up!, X Up! and Cargo Up!.

Though you may have a hard time figuring it out just by looking at it, the Swiss Up! pays tribute to the hosts of the motor show. It supposedly does so by adopting the basic red color of the Swiss flag in its ‘tornado red’ exterior paint together with white ‘porcelain paint’ accents on the door mirror housings and wheel caps.

The interior is also dressed in white and red colors while VW added a leather band across the back of each front seat to provide storing the famous Swiss Army Knife.

The second design study is the Winter Up!, which is a further development of the Frankfurt Motor Show Cross Up! concept dedicated to those that love the ski slopes. It is finished in a Pure White and Malibu Blue paint on the outside with matching interior colors and features a raised ride height and underbody protection.

On the roof of the car, you'll find a special rail-mounted snowboard holder that can carry up to four boards or six skis.

Like the Winter Up!, the X up! is also based on the Cross Up!, but this time it has been designed for night-time expeditions featuring a roof box that comes with built-in searchlights. It is finished in a Burnt Orange exterior paint.

The fourth and final study is the Cargo Up! that is based on the three-door model and aspires to be the ultimate pizza delivery van in today's congested cities. It has a 1,400-liter or 426kg (939 pounds) payload and comes fitted with a bulkhead, the upper half of which is made from Plexiglas, to separate the cargo from the driver.

There are two storage bins in the cargo floor, each closable with a lid, one on the passenger side (23 liters) and one in the boot (46 liters).

VW says that the 60PS (59hp) Cargo Up! can reach a speed of 160km/h (100mph) and return a combined fuel consumption of 4.5 lt/100 km (equivalent to 52.3mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 105 g/km CO2).