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Volkswagen XL1 prototype spied in action [video]

This past weekend, the very first pictures of a prototype for the new Volkswagen XL1 were presented right here on WCF. We can now bring you the very first video of the brand new model in motion.

We first saw a preview of the new 1-liter car in concept form back in 2009 when it was unveiled as the L1, then two years later an updated version was shown as the Formula XL1. It is this latter concept that will provide the name for the production version and it is also great to see the design basis has been retained.

The sporty profile of the XL1 prototype caught here is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers, but unfortunately only a lucky few will get their hands on the model. Volkswagen are expected to produce the XL1 only in limited numbers.

The 1-liter engine emits just 24g/km of CO2 gases and has a very enticing fuel economy figure of 0.9l/km (261 mpg US / 313 mpg UK).

Expect to see the production-ready XL1 unveiled towards the end of the year before deliveries begin in 2013.

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Comments (4)

 Mirko Mirko
0.9 l/km is 2.6 mpg - Worldcarfans unit conversion fail... ;)
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March 23, 2012 2:45 am
 BimmerE36 BimmerE36
This is great. but why not have mass production?
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March 22, 2012 7:49 pm