Volkswagen XL1

Volkswagen dedicated hybrid Prius fighter to be called XL3?

Volkswagen dedicated hybrid Prius fighter to be called XL3?

Gasoline may cost $2 a gallon or less in many parts of the U.S., but new competitors to the Toyota Prius seem to be popping up all over the place. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric models just made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, only a few weeks after... read more

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Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock Discuss VW Electric Cars In New Ad (In German)

Electric cars can be a more efficient alternative to internal-combustion vehicles, but how do they compare to a starship? Two people well-positioned to make that... read more October 6, 2014 by

Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Volkswagen XL Sport With Ducati V-Twin Engine: Paris Motor Show Photos

One of the best ways to make a very fast car is to start with a small vehicle that's extremely light and strong, and add a more powerful engine. That's the genesis of the... read more October 2, 2014 by

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Next-Generation VW Golf Looks To XL1 Eco Car For Better MPG

The Volkswagen XL1 is a high-technology, high-cost plug-in hybrid that, while intriguing, will do very little do directly change the automotive landscape. Like many such... read more August 19, 2014 by

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap...

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn't be cheap. It's a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar. None of that sounds cheap... read more July 1, 2014 by

Volkswagen XL1 (European model), New York City, Dec 2013

Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ah, conspiracy theories and urban legends. They lure us in with the promise of dark plots and amazing events--even as our rational minds suggest they're likely not true. Now... read more April 17, 2014 by

Volkswagen XL1 (European model), New York City, Dec 2013

Volkswagen XL1 138-MPG Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Drive Report

We didn't expect the Volkswagen XL1 to be as much fun to drive as it is. Which makes it doubly a shame that Volkswagen won't be selling its radically efficient, two-seat... read more December 16, 2013 by

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Volkswagen Twin-Up: XL1-Powered Plug-In Minicar Revealed

VW has hinted for some time that the diesel-electric drivetrain from its XL1 eco-supercar would appear in something a little more humble and affordable. Now, writes Autocar... read more November 7, 2013 by

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

Orders For 261-MPG Volkswagen XL1 Exceed Production of 200

Volkswagen's XL1 might be one of the most exciting and unusual green vehicles of recent years, but it's certainly not one of the most accessible. Pricing around the $150,000... read more October 28, 2013 by

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

Volkswagen XL Sport: Ducati Gives Ultra-Efficient VW More Power

Volkswagen is working on a sportier version of its hyper-efficient XL1 plug-in. During a presentation at the University of Vienna, Volkswagen board chairman Ferdinand... read more September 30, 2013 by

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

VW Plans XL1-Derived Vehicles, Ultra-Budget Car

Volkswagen is best-known for its diesel vehicles for those associating the German automaker with fuel efficiency, but its future plans stretch well beyond endless TDI models... read more July 8, 2013 by 2

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

2014 Volkswagen XL1: First Drive Of Wolfsburg's 261-MPG Car

Look out, owners of 200-mph testosterone-supplement poster cars. If there ever was a real hypercar, it's the Volkswagen XL1. Although in recent years the term hypercar has... read more July 3, 2013 by 5

Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Gets "Just" 120 MPG In Real-World Drive

While the assembled hoardes drooled over Ferraris, Porsches and McLarens at March's Geneva Motor Show, those of a greener disposition were more interested in another vehicle... read more June 10, 2013 by 22

2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen XL1's Technology Will Filter Down To Other VWs

As the Geneva Motor Show finally closes its doors to the public, many will go home lusting after the LaFerrari or McLaren's P1 hypercars. For others though, the show's... read more March 18, 2013 by 0

2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva

Will this be the car that finally makes the ultra-aerodynamic and futuristic GM EV1 electric car look old-fashioned? Today, VW Group took the wraps off the production version... read more March 5, 2013 by 15


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