2013 Volkswagen Groove Up! and Rock Up!
Volkswagen has introduced two Up! special editions for the fans of loud music. The two new special-edition versions are called Groove up! and Rock up!.
Both vehicles are based on the top-specification High up! model, each with a unique twist.
Firstly, the Groove Up!, which comes with a pumping Fender sound system, complete with 6 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.
It is available as either 3-door or 5-door model. It 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" Upsilon alloy wheels and black gloss door mirror caps.
Second is the Rock Up!, which is available only as a 3-door model. It boasts 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. Smart 16" Upsilon alloy wheels complete the look.
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, as is remote central locking.
Optional equipment includes the award-winning City Emergency Braking system; a sensor pack that includes rear parking sensors, cruise control and a multifunction computer; and for the five-door Groove up!, a forward-folding front passenger seat to accommodate long loads. The Groove up! is also available with a panoramic glass sunroof.
Both are powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-litre 75HP petrol engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This returns a combined fuel economy of 60.1 mpg while producing CO2 emissions of 108 g/km, meaning both models qualify for VED band B, which is free for the first year, and just £20 thereafter.
The Groove up! 3-door costs £11,640 RRP and the 5-door £12,015. The Rock up! costs £12,980.