Volkswagen XL1 will probably be offered only as a lease image

The brand new Volkswagen XL1 will probably be offered only as a lease, once the model will reach the company’s dealerships across the globe.

After it was officially unveiled, in its final production form, a few months ago, the Volkswagen XL1 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with a rumor, which is saying that the model will only become available to its future customers as a lease. The rumor has been posted on after an interview with Mark Gillies, the VW of America manager of product and technology communications. The lease scheme hasn’t been confirmed officially or denied.

As a quick reminder, the Volkswagen XL1 is powered 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). Total weight stands at just 795 kg, and the model is 3.8 meters long and 1.66 meters wide. The model is burning 0.9 L / 100 km. The XL1 has been officially unveiled during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.