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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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Volkswagen offered New Yorkers a glimpse of the future this week, bringing the Volkswagen XL1 in the city as part of a month-long American tour that took in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and now the Big Apple. The XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating […]

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BBC’s TopGear magazine has awarded its “Innovation of the Year” to the Volkswagen XL1. Commenting on the award, BBC TopGear magazine said that the XL1 is “a demonstration of boundaries successfully pushed and expanded. You can’t unlearn this kind of progress.” The Volkswagen XL1 vehicle is, per VW, the result of over a decade of […]

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There’s an outside chance that a few copies of Volkswagen’s 261 mpg uber-efficient plug-in diesel hybrid XL1 could find their way to the United States. According to Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America who spoke to plugincars.com in February, the company plans to “make a decision on that soon,” but he was […]

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First surfacing nearly two years ago, the Volkswagen XL1 project car built around a 1.0-liter engine said to be capable of 261 mpg, continues to get caught by stealthy automotive photogs. The latest images of an XL1, this time seen slip-slidin’ its way along a snowy, icy road, have been published by Automobile magazine. Previous […]

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