Teamspeed Spies Catch VW's 235-mpg XL1 by Teamspeed Spies
The production version of Volkswagens XL1 has been spotted during hot weather testing today, and we're happy to show you some photos of the 235-mpg car. The XL1 will have two power sources. One is a small two-cylinder turbo diesel injection delivering 50hp, while the other is a 30hp-strong electric motor. Both units deliver power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed DSG transmission.
Open the gullwing doors and you'll will find an interior looking very similar to the one seen in the concept car. You'll also notice the very narrow rear track—the wheels sit quite far inside the body. Expect the wheels to be covered by full wheel covers to help the aerodynamics when the XL1 hits the market in 2013.