The Volkswagen XL1 has been apparently sold out in the United Kingdom as the local automotive media is suggesting.
One of the most impressive fuel-efficient models ever created, the Volkswagen XL1, has been apparently sold out in the United Kingdom but this isn’t exactly mind-blowing because the company will only put together 200 units of the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid and just 30 have been allocated for the United Kingdom.
The Volkswagen XL1 is packing a 0.8 liter two-cylinder diesel engine under its hood, which is producing a total output of 47 HP. The internal combustion unit is backed up by an electric motor, providing an extra 27 HP. The two working together are putting down 74 HP and in full electric mode, the vehicle can cover 50 km (31 miles). The average fuel consumption of the VW XL1 stands at an impressive 0.9L / 100km (313.9 mpg UK / 261.3 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stand at 21 g/km.
This might not be the only time when we get to see this fuel-efficient diesel-electric plug-in hybrid as rumors are saying that the company is planning to introduce a four-seat version of the model, which might be called the XL2. This will weight 140 kg more than the XL1 and it will get two rear doors and the extended center cell, along with the larger battery.
Source: Auto Express