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Volkswagen Plans A Four-Door XL1

August 29th, 2014 | by Steve Hanley

Volkswagen is working on a four-passenger, four-door version of the hyper-efficient 256 MPG XL1. Can they double the passengers but keep the MPG rating


Volkswagen XL1 Priced At $169,000

July 1st, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

Volkswagen XL1 takes “premium” and “efficiency” to the next level with its 261 MPG rating and $169,000 price tag. At what cost efficiency?


Orders For 261 MPG VW XL1 Exceed Production Plans

October 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Is the next order of “supercars” less concerned with performance and more concerned with fuel economy? That could be the case if the success of the Volkswagen XL1 super-hybrid is any indicator. Despite indicating it would only build 200 of the XL1 super-hybrids, Volkswagen has let it slip that demand and interest exceeds planned production


Volkswagen XL1 To Be Priced At $145,000

September 5th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Built as one of a series of fuel-efficient concepts, the Volkswagen XL1 Concept debuted with a 261 mpg rating and little hope for going into production. But demand and interest was so great that Volkswagen was all but forced to build a limited production run of the so-called “one-liter car”, and unofficial pricing info reveals a starting MSRP of around $145,000 in Germany


Volkswagen XL1 Will Be Leased, Not Sold

May 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Volkswagen XL1 has the chance to really shake up the market for fuel efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles, much like the legendary GM EV1. But like the EV1, Volkswagen wants to exert a certain level of control over these super-expensive fuel sippers, and as such they will only be available for lease, at least for now


Volkswagen Confirms Development Of 134 HP/Per Liter Turbodiesel

April 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Volkswagen has found renewed interest in its line of diesel engines as gas prices stay stubbornly high. With diesel engines growing in popularity, word has filtered out that a high-performance turbodiesel engine producing around 134 horsepower per liter is in development at the German automaker, and it will be hooked to a 10-speed automatic transmission



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