Production Volkswagen XL1 announced for Geneva image

Volkswagen has announced its plans to introduce the production version of the XL1during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month.

Officially presented as a simple concept a few years ago, the Volkswagen XL1 is now making its appearance, in an official way, as a production version. The brand new Volkswagen XL1 will hit the production line in a limited number right after the model will be officially presented to the public next month, in a world premiere, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The XL1 has a carbon fiber body which is made in Osnabruck, along with the new Porsche Boxster and the VW Golf Cabrio.

Power to the Volkswagen XL1 is being provided by an 800cc two-cylinder engine, which is producing 47 BHP, backed up by an electric motor, generating 27 BHP, and a 5.5 kWh battery pack. In ideal conditions of the real world, the XL1 can return a whopping 127 mpg (UK). The model, which weighs just 795 kg, is 3.8 meters long, 1,66 meters wide and this means that it’s just a bit smaller than the Polo. The XL1 can travel up to 31 miles on battery power alone and it has a total range of 310 miles, despite its 10-liter fuel tank. The first production bash of the XL1 will include 50 cars which will be homologated for European sale. More details on the VW XL1 will be announced in Geneva, in March.

Source: VW