Volkswagen XL1 – available only with the company’s car lease program image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced that the production version of the XL1 will only be available to its future customers through leasing.

According to the car manufacturer, the production version of the XL1 prototype is currently under development and after it was shown for the last time at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show, the vehicle is once again being placed into the spotlights. Volkswagen has recently announced that the final production version of the XL1 concept car will only be available with the company’s lease program and the model will be produced at the Karmann plant in Onsabruck.

As a small reminder, the Volkswagen XL1 concept car managed to burn only 0.9 liters of fuel every 100 km in an average cycle thanks to its two-cylinder inline TDI diesel engine, helped on the way by an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The diesel burner is developing 48 horsepower on the concept and the electric motor is generating 27 HP. The hybrid powertrain is being mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission and the model has a 35 km range in full electric mode. When the TDI engine will start “spinning”, the XL1 Concept will be emitting just 24 g/km of CO2. The final production version will come as a plug-in hybrid and will benefit from the regenerative braking system technology.