VW XL1 won’t be launched in the U.S. image

The German based automaker Volkswagen might bring a limited number of XL1 vehicles to the United States for testing, but the model will never be launched in the country.

While the Old Continent ill get a limited edition of the VW XL1 diesel hybrid coupe, which will become available for their future customers soon, the United States will only receive 20 units, which will only be tested in the country. According to the company’s America Technology Communications and Product manager, Mark Gillies, the XL1 will never become available for its future customers in the United States.

As a quick reminder, the Volkswagen XL1, in its final production shape, has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, last month. The model 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.