Under the skin
WHAT IS IT? Volkswagen XL1
WHY THE FUSS? Revolutionary econo-car
WHEN’S IT HERE? Next year . . . maybe
HOW MUCH? Wild guess — $40K In February, VW confirmed a limited series of its 1.0-litre XL1 for next year. Now it extends the concepts to near-production form. VW reckons on combined fuel consumption of 0.9L/100km and emissions of 24g/km of CO 2 from its 800cc two-cylinder turbo diesel augmented by an electric motor. It’s about as big as a Polo, with staggered seats and gullwing doors. VWOz — please try hard to get it here.