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Volkswagen Up! goes to School of Rock - graduates with Fender audio system

By PetrolHead on 11 May 2013

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Volkswagen will be offering two new special edition versions of the award winning Volkswagen Up! in Europe and it will be a treat for fans of rock genre of music and small city cars.

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Dubbed the Groove Up! and Rock Up!, both vehicles are based on the top-specification High Up! model, each bringing its own unique twist.

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In the cabin the Groove Up! comes with a rock friendly Fender sound system (the above picture refers to a similar system from the Beetle), complete with six speakers, a subwoofer and a 300-Watt amplifier.

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Additionally, the Maps & More personal infotainment device is offered as standard which along with touchscreen satellite navigation provides Bluetooth phone connectivity and music streaming – making it easier to listen to AC DC in your car.

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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.

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On the other hand The Rock Up! - available only as a three-door model, forgoes the Fender sound system for 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-inch 'Upsilon' alloy wheels complete the look.

In the cabin the Rock Up! features a choice of black or grey seats. Like the Groove Up! standard equipment’s include air conditioning, heated front seats, the Maps & More infotainment system and a six-speaker audio system are all standard.

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You can fit the Up! with additional equipment including 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 longer cargo. Ideally the Groove Up! can also be fitted with a panoramic glass sunroof.

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Both the Groove Up! and Rock Up! are powered by a miniscule three-cylinder 1.0-litre 73bhp petrol engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. They return a combined fuel economy of 25.5km/L while emitting 108g/km.

The Groove Up! three-door costs £11,640 (S$22,153) on the road, and the five-door £12,015 (S$22,867). The Rock Up! costs £12,980 (S$24,703). Both models are available to order now, with first deliveries expected in July.

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