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Volkswagen XL1 points to new hatch

The essence of the XL1 will run tomorrow’s Polos, Golfs and more. Gallery

VW limited edition XL1 will power future Golf and Up models.


Look at this car. It s Volkswagen s hatchback. Well, maybe under the skin.

It s the substance of the XL1 than the outlandish form we ll see in VW s small, affordable passenger before the calendar flips to three.

While the limited run XL1 is on sale in for some $160,000 to collectors and the green, its essence will run s Ups, Polos, Golfs and besides. The trick is to look the hip level height, carbon body, gull wing and to see the plug-in electric battery on it can run for 50km alone and the two-cylinder engine which stretches the for a further 500.

This makes for emission free travel and open road at some 0.9 litres per 100km, it can motor at 160km/h. Hence the label 1.0-litre car — of the XL1 is the showroom precursor — not to capacity but range.

Having clambered through the doors, you could be in almost any VW, albeit the brand s only two The switchgear and most of the dials are the Golf, the wheel is pure the gear stick operates a speed DSG auto, the removable multi-media screen is found in the Up.

There s no mirrors and no need for — two rear facing one mounted in each door blind spots. That be disorientating and so it is for about 30 seconds at point it replaces intuition.

Volkswagen XL1 Electric Cars

s also so of the drive. The XL1 glides as as any electric vehicle though a deal more efficiently any on the road with almost wind resistance. Amid the of innovation there s at least one old world note.

The steering is mechanical, entirely devoid of just like a Lotus or my Kingswood.

Merging onto to the autobahn, the engine is engaged via finger tip on the It chugs crudely but almost into life, ensuring you needn t remain on the inside for long. When our brief is over, I m exhilarated in a way that some fast and fabulous have made me.

Parked the XL1 at Bensburg Castle near this week, where VW a pre Frankfurt Show event, is a Veyron — the outrageous quad turbo supercar. t driven one of those. Probably won t.

But it s proximity makes you realise the XL1 is bit as much a supercar in its own sense. And it is the single most expensive VW in the s near 80-year history, its and lungs will be part of and my driving reality.

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

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