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2014 Volkswagen XL1 [w/video]

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Vital Stats

Engine:
800cc Turbo-Diesel I2 + e-motor
Power:
68 HP / 103 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DSG
Base Price:
NA
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    VW hints hyper-efficient, 260-mpg XL1 could come to US, but only to show off
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    While the limited-production Volkswagen XL1 diesel-hybrid coupe is earmarked for Europe, a small number of the super-light vehicles may find their way to this side of the pond, Plug In Cars says, citing an interview with Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning. As many as 20 of the projected 250 XL1s may be brought to the US for testing, though how ...

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    VW launching at least six plug-in hybrids after 2014
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    Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will play a big role in the moves the Volkswagen Group is making towards increased e-mobility starting in 2014. Oliver Schmidt, general manager engineering and environmental office for Volkswagen Group of America, speaking at the recent SAE 2013 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium, said the automaker will ...

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    2014 Volkswagen XL1 [w/video]
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    World's Most Efficient Car Impresses, Not Without Compromises Among our many duties at the recent Geneva Motor Show, we were offered a pretty exclusive drive in the new Volkswagen XL1 hyper-efficient plug-in diesel hybrid. There is so much that is interesting about a car like this reaching production from a major automaker that it's tough to know where ...

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    Editors' Choice: Top Five 2013 Geneva Motor Show Debuts
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    We've returned from a very busy week in Switzerland, and in going back over all of our 75 stories from the Geneva Motor Show, our editors have gathered up their personal favorite debuts from the European expo. The wonderful thing about the Geneva show is just how wide of an array of vehicles are on display – everything from funny little one-off EVs ...

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    Volkswagen formally introduces super-efficient XL1
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    Volkswagen planning Up! hybrid model using XL1 powertrain
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    Even though we've finally gotten a look at the production version of the 261-mile per gallon Volkswagen XL1, this aero-shaped two-seater was never intended for high-volume sales. Fortunately, it sounds like the same isn't true for the car's diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain, which, according to a report from AutoCar, could make its way under the hood of ...

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    Volkswagen's 261-mpg hand-built XL1 headed for Geneva
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    After years of rumors, development and testing, the Volkswagen XL1 is finally about to become a reality. The project that began life as a daring 1-Liter concept car in 2002, will finally get its production-ready curtain call at the Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks. As soon as it hits the streets, the two-seat XL1 will instantly become the most ...

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    Volkswagen's hyper-efficient XL1 edges closer to production
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    The Volkswagen XL1 is marching ever closer to production. Spy photographers recently spotted the diesel hybrid prancing through the snow during a little winter testing, giving us our first look at the vehicle's daytime running lights, as well as the LED taillamps. The ultra-efficient two-door is said to be capable of returning up to 235 miles per gallon ...

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    Audi plotting a 235-mpg, "affordable" four-seat city car
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    Volkswagen has its XL1, the aero coupe that promises 235 miles per gallon through the use of a two-cylinder TDI diesel, an electric motor with a lithium-ion battery pack, and a seven-speed DCT. Rumored to hit showrooms next year, it will be sold in limited markets and in limited numbers. Over the corporate fence, Autocar reports that Audi is also working ...

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    VW Bulli production hopes dead, 313-mpg XL1 coming next year
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    Volkswagen had a lot going on at this year's Paris Motor Show, including, it seems, dishing to Britain's What Car? about some product plans. VW board member Ulrich Hackenberg has gone on record saying that the Bulli concept van, as shown at the last Geneva Motor Show, is not currently planned for production. That runs counter to recent reports that the ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #274 LIVE
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    We record Episode #274 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and Chris Shunk is returning to the host chair with a vengance. You can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below, check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already ...

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    Groundbreaking pre-production Volkswagen XL1 caught testing on the ice
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    Just over one year ago, we heard reports suggesting that Volkswagen would actually be building a production version of its Formula XL1 concept for limited consumption. And while the skeptics among us were quick to dismiss these reports with a resounding "yeah, right," this latest set of spy shots show that Volkswagen is indeed making progress on an ...

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    MISC Volkswagen XL1
    Groundbreaking pre-production Volkswagen XL1 caught testing on the ice
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    Just over one year ago, we heard reports suggesting that Volkswagen would actually be building a production version of its Formula XL1 concept for limited consumption. And while the skeptics among us were quick to dismiss these reports with a resounding "yeah, right," this latest set of spy shots show that Volkswagen is indeed making progress on an ...

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    Report: VW developing 79 mpg Up! Blue-e-motion
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    When Volkswagen unveiled its one-liter vehicle, the Formula XL1, at the Qatar Motor Show, we wondered whether a production car based on the wedged-shaped concept would actually surface. As it turns out, launching a limited-series XL1 is part of VW's plan. But there's more. According to a report from Autocar, VW is putting the finishing touches on an ...

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    Report: Volkswagen to produce 260-mpg plug-in XL1
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    Well, what do you know? When Volkswagen decided to show off the latest version of its so-called one-liter car, the Formula XL1, at the Qatar Motor Show, we wondered out loud whether or not the German automaker would actually manage to put it into production. As it turns out, that's the plan, albeit at a very small scale. According to Automobilwoche ...

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    Report: 261-mpg Volkswagen XL1 to enter limited production
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    Well, what do you know? When Volkswagen decided to show off the latest version of its so-called one-liter car, the Formula XL1, at the Qatar Motor Show, we wondered out loud whether or not the German automaker would actually manage to put it into production. As it turns out, that's the plan, albeit at a very small scale. According to Automobilwoche ...

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