LOG IN

Share

Volkswagen XL1 to carry a six-figure price tag - report

 Volkswagen XL1 to carry a six-figure price tag - report
Volkswagen XL1 production version [5th Mar, 2013]

Rumored to start at 111,00 euros

According to a recent report, the Volkswagen XL1 will carry a wallet busting price of €111,000 ($146,040 / £93,490).

Set to be delivered to customers in spring of 2014, the eco-friendly plug-in hybrid features a 48 HP (35 kW) two-cylinder TDI engine, a 27 HP (20 kW) electric motor and a 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.7 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 162 km/h (100 mph). While it isn't fast, the XL1 is extremely efficient as it averages 0.9 L/100km (261 mpg US / 313 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of just 21 g/km. It can also be driven up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone.

Despite the high cost, Volkswagen believes the model will be a success as it expects to sell a majority of XL1s to collectors. As Ulrich Hackenberg explained, the car is a halo model so the traditional business model does not necessarily apply.

Related Articles

Add comment

Comments (10)

 ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
I would look at the Tesla S and have a few extra bucks in my back pocket.
0
0
September 8, 2013 2:07 pm
 zayak9 zayak9
What ever happened to the GM/Opel EcoSpeedter?
0
0
September 8, 2013 8:37 am
 docstef75 docstef75
Times change... In the past hippies used a simple vw t2 but it seems that today ecology is for rich people.
0
0
September 8, 2013 3:59 am
 PAA PAA
An awful design at an unacceptable price. Even today you can get a handful of electric/petrol cars that make a lot more sense than the VW. For starters, put this next to a Tesla or Cadillac's electric and then make your choice.
0
1
September 8, 2013 1:26 am
 anneiv anneiv
For car collectors, yes, this car will sell; for regular customers, who would buy this instead of a Tesla...
0
0
September 7, 2013 6:12 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
Considering what you'd get for the money it should still be worth it. Although, if this is the price there are quite a few cars in that price range that could lure me away from the XL1. I can think of a few sports cars in that price range that I'd rather have.
3
1
September 6, 2013 7:25 pm
 Mikeado Mikeado
Well, who would've thought that a technology exercise with a hand-made all-carbon chassis and body would cost a lot of money?
0
0
September 6, 2013 4:27 pm