Vijay Pattni01 March 2012

New VW Up concepts hit Geneva

Four little ‘uns get ready for Swiss show. There are knives and snowboards

VW Up

We're quite fond of the Volkswagen Up, awarding it our Small Car Of The Year. Seems VW is quite fond of it too, decorating it with more special editions than we can keep track of. For Geneva, there are four more, one of which involves knives.

Celebrating the motor show's host nation is the Swiss Up concept, designed to show how versatile the city car really is. And that versatility is reflected in a special pouch behind each front seat that stores the famous knife. Oh, and some red paint with white door mirror housings.

Gallery: Volkswagen Up

The Winter Up concept is based on the Cross Up - first seen at Frankfurt - featuring snowboards on the roof, and a white and blue livery. It gets a higher ride height and greater underbody protection to help navigate its snowier destiny.

Next is the X Up, equipped for night time expeditions. For this, read, it's got a roof box with built in searchlights. Your ‘night time' expeditions will not go unnoticed, mind, thanks to its Burnt Orange paint scheme.

Finally, there's Cargo Up concept, which features a 1,400-litre storage capacity. It is the Transit of the Up range. It too benefits from a raised ride height and underbody protection - to help tackle pot holed streets - while the rear seats have been binned to allow that cavernous load space.

Now we've got a game for you, our dear digital compadres. Think of your own special edition Volkswagen Up, hatch it up using rudimentary Photoshop, and send it in to us at editor@topgear.com. We may or may not publish them. We will laugh.

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