Un­der the skin

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Gotcha! - Paul Pot­tinger

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.

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