Thursday, January 17, 2013

[Spyshots] Production Version of the Volkwsagen XL1 Spotted Snow Drifting

[Spyshots] Production Version of the Volkwsagen XL1 Spotted Snow Drifting

The XL1, arguably one of the most interesting concepts to come from the VW group in a very long time, is set to debut later this year. For those who may not know it, the XL1 is a two-seater car, designed to be as efficient as possible, while using 'conventional' hybrid technology.

It will be powered by a two-pot turbo diesel engine, which will make around 50 hp, and it will be boosted by a 30 hp electric motor. The combined output of both engines is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The car is expected to be highly efficient, and if VW prices it correctly, it will make a lot of sense for people who don`t need any more than two seats, and those who want to get from A to B as efficiently as possible.

The car's interior will be simple in its design, and will stay true to that of the original concept version of the XL1. Also, looking at the photos, you will have noticed that the rear wheels are set too far inward, so it is expected that they will be completely covered in the final version, to further boost the car's excellent drag coefficient.

The production version of the car was recently spotted doing some cold weather testing, at -30 degrees Celsius, and the driver seemed to be enjoying himself, drifting the little rear-wheel driven VW around in the snow, and having to apply quite a bit of lock.

News Source: autoevolution

0 nhận xét:

Post a Comment