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Test it! VW Cross Up!

Carmakers have to be increasingly creative to make sure their models stand out.

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Almost every carmaker has started offering SUV versions of many of their models. But now, Volkswagen has given the off-road treatment to an unexpected set of wheels: its smallest, the Up!. The new edition is called the Cross Up!. This is a minicar with a distinctly off-roader air about it. The sporty, rugged look is a product of exclusive exterior elements, while the chassis was given 15 millimeters more ground clearance. But is it nothing more than a design gimmick? Or can the Cross Up! really handle cross country?