VW XL1 Concept Production Confirmed for 2013

VW will bring the XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV) to production reality, with VW Group CEO, Martin Winterkorn, confirming for Autonews Europe that the production version of the vehicle is already under development.
The vehicle was brought to the world in concept form at the Qatar Motor Show in January last week, with the final version set to enter small series production by 2013.

It seems that the vehicle will be assembled in Dresden or Wolfsburg and will be powered by a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 27hp electric motor and a 0.8-liter 48 hp two-cylinder diesel engine, with the two offering a combined output of 75 hp.

In case you’re about to say that we’ll be dealing with a rather underpowered machine, you have to consider that the concept tips the scales at only 795 kg (1,752 lbs), thanks to the use of lightweight materials like carbon fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum, ceramics and magnesium.

VW claims that the XL1, which uses a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox, can hot 62 mph in 11.9 seconds and has a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h), while returning a fuel efficiency of 0.9 liters per 100 km (261 US mpg or 313 UK mpg), with CO2 emissions of 24 grams per km.
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