Volkswagen has made the move to create a stellar hybrid that will allow you to shrink your carbon footprint in a seriously BIG way, and here at Auto Haus Volkswagen in Winnipeg we are simply stoked! What began as a brassy 1-Liter concept car in 2002 is now about to become reality as the Volkswagen XL1 gets ready to start rolling off the press. Already rumored to be the most aerodynamic production car ever, the XL1 will truly be an automotive superhero with its tech-savvy lightweight design, impeccably sleek contour, and fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid system.
The Volkswagen XL1
Volkswagen has set the stage to redefine what can be done in the land of automotive technologies. What was once a dream to accomplish looks to have become a reality with the announcement of the Volkswagen XL1. Loaded with a powertrain consisting of a two-cylinder diesel engine and an electric motor with a lithium-ion battery, this innovative model needs only 8.3 hp to sustain 62 mph, achieving an incredible fuel consumption of 0.9L/100km.
A savvy two-seater, the XL1 is said to be able to hit 0-62 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds and offer a top speed of approximately 100 mph. While cruising, the XL1 can cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric mode and while emitting zero local emissions.
The XL1 has a low weight of just 795 kg, superior aerodynamics, and an impressively low centre of gravity at just 1,153 mm high. It sits at 3,888 mm long and 1,665 mm long, which are extreme dimensions for an extreme ride! Given its inventive construction and magic under the hood, the XL1 is prepared to grant you a 100km/h ride using a mere 6.2W/8.4PS, as well as an all-electric ride covering a driving distance of over a kilometer on less than 0.1kWh.
The price for this mind-blowing ride has yet to be announced, but given that it is meticulously crafted with “handcrafting-like production methods” and features the most aerodynamic ride and highest possible mpg to date, you know it will be a great value that will save you money long after the purchase date.
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Stay tuned to Auto Haus Volkswagen for the most up-to-date information about the Volkswagen XL1 as well as the latest insight on the new 2013 Volkswagen models. Our friendly staff awaits the opportunity to serve you, so stop by our Winnipeg dealership soon!