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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    It may seem strange to call a car manufactured in 2015 a classic, but VW’s XL1 is just such a car. And that puts the hyper-aerodynamic, super-efficient car in the strange position of somehow both being a classic and futuristic at the same time. And it could be yours (if you're reading this in...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
      The lead-up to the production XL1 started with two separate prototype generations. In 2002 Volkswagen debuted a concept called the VW 1-Litre. While not intended for production, this prototype served as the basis for a second generation that was more production-ready. The second model...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Most concept cars never make it to production, but many preview what an automaker has planned for its future cars in terms of design and technology. As one of the largest mainstream automakers in the world, Volkswagen’s concept cars are typically a bit more conservative than other companies...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Recently, UK-based buff book Autocar Magazine reported that Volkswagen is mulling the idea of a four seat XL1 to go head-to-head with Honda's FCV.  The idea seems to be a very plausible one, as a production version would effectively help Volkswagen to cope with tighter emissions mandates...
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    According to an article published today by Autocar , the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf will feature a design based on the 313mpg XL1 and next-generation engine technology to maximize efficiency and meet strict EU CO2 emissions standards which take effect in 2020.  With the car an estimated...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Today in London the Volkswagen XL1 was named the winner for the Transport category of the annual Designs of the Year Awards, putting it in the running for the overall Design of the Year award with winners from categories like Architecture, Fashion, Furniture and others. The award is a testament...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Just ten years ago a car like this being sold to the public was a mere dream. Now Volkswagen has announced production of the XL1 1-liter fuel (per 100km or 261mpg) vehicle. We won't see it on our shores (at least this generation) but Volkswagen has learned much from this project and you'll see...
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