Volkswagen will unveil a production-ready version of its revolutionary XL1 eco car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The XL1 plug-in hybrid is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel consumption value of 0.9 l/100 km (313 mpg).
This amazing vehicle will go into production at the company’s Osnabrueck factory in Germany, and also provides the powertrain for a new hybrid version of the VW up! Consisting of a two-cylinder TDI engine and an e-motor, the XL1 has a total output of 75 PS delivered via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG).
The 795 kg car goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 160 km/h. It can also cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.
The performance and economy numbers will different in the up! hybrid because it is heavier, and nowhere near as aerodynamic as the XL1. Geneva Motor Show will reveal more facts about both cars.