VW has unveiled two new special edition versions of the small up!, the Groove up! and Rock up! that will arrive in Europe this summer.
VW has unveiled two new special edition versions of the small up!, the Groove up! and Rock up! that will arrive in Europe this summer. VW says that the new special edition models are designed for fans of loud music and great-looking small cars.
The Groove up! comes with a Fender sound system, complete with six speakers, a subwoofer and a 300-Watt amplifier. Also standard is the Maps & More personal infotainment device, which along with touchscreen satellite navigation provides Bluetooth phone connectivity and music streaming, making it a cinch to synch with your tunes. Available as either a three-door or five-door model, the Groove up! also features heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake with orange stitching, bespoke black seats with orange edging, dark-tinted glass from the B-pillar back, 16-inch ‘Upsilon’ alloy wheels and black gloss door mirror caps.
The Rock up! is available only as a three-door model, and while it may not come with a Fender sound system, it’s still loud, thanks to distinctive styling, including an anthracite stripe running the length of the bonnet, roof and tailgate and a full body kit, consisting of gloss black front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. The door mirror caps are also gloss black, apart from on vehicles ordered with Deep Black Pearl paintwork, in which case they are chrome. The Rock up! rides on 16-inch ‘Upsilon’ alloy wheels.
Inside, the Rock up! features a choice of black or grey seats. As with the Groove up!, standard equipment levels are high: air conditioning, heated front seats, the Maps & More infotainment system and a six-speaker audio system are all standard.
Both the VW Groove up! and Rock up! come with a three-cylinder 1.0L 74 horsepower engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Groove up! three-door costs £11,640 and the five-door starts at £12,015. The Rock up! costs £12,980.