The pre-production version of the Volkswagen XL1 has been recently spied while being tested in Cold weather in an arctic climate, ahead of its public debut scheduled for Geneva.
After the German based automaker has announced its plans to introduce the final production version of the XL1 during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, next week, the model is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of some spy photos, which are showing Volkswagen testing it in cold weather. The images posted below have been caught in an arctic climate, in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit).
The production version of the Volkswagen XL1 is 3,888 mm long (158 in) and it weighs just 795 kg (1,752 lbs). The model is powered by a 0.8 liter turbocharged twin-cylinder diesel engine, producing 47 HP, along with an electric motor, generating 27 HP. The model is also getting a lithium-ion battery and a seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission. The XL1 will be a plug-in hybrid able to burn a whopping 0.9 liters of fuel every 100 km (313 mpg UK / 261 mpg US). The model will be officially unveiled in Geneva, next week.
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