Highmileage VW XL1 to debut at Geneva Motor Show Autoweek

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High-mileage VW XL1 to debut at Geneva Show

The Volkswagen XL1 diesel hybrid makes extensive use of fiber and aluminum to keep its weight low.

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A production of the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid, the German automaker says can get up to 270 will debut at the Geneva show in March. VW will put the two-seater into production this year but has not disclosed a

The production XL1 closely resembles the VW unveiled in early 2011. The shaped body, which fully covered rear and rearview mirrors integrated the door skin, cuts the wind with a low 0.189 of drag.


VW says it will the XL1 at is plant in Osnabrьck, Germany, also builds the Porsche and VW Golf convertible. The XL1 will be produced in a run of just 50 cars. that, Volkswagen says will be altered to meet

The XL1 makes extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced for the body panels and aluminum for the structures. VW says the car has a curb of 1,753 pounds.

The plug-in powertrain combines an 800-cc diesel engine, rated at 47 hp, an electric motor rated at 27 hp. flows through a seven-speed transmission. The XL1 carries a lithium-ion pack under the hood.

The car can travel up to 31 miles on electric

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

VW says the XL1 needs just 8.3 hp to steadily at 62 mph. The two-seater can from 0 to 62 mph in 12.7 seconds, and top is limited to 99 mph. A 2.6-gallon tank gives the XL1 a theoretical of 700 miles.

The XL1 measures 153 inches long, inches wide and stands inches tall. That the XL1 as long as a Toyota Yaris and 1 narrower, but the Yaris stands 14 taller than the Volkswagen.

VW has the XL1 for sale in Europe. There is no on whether it plans to sell the car in the States.

About the Geneva Show

The 2013 Geneva motor runs March 5-17 and is to attract a range of production and cars as diverse as the Ferrari replacement and the new Corvette convertible. out Autoweek’s complete coverage at .

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Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
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Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars
Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

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