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Volkswagen presented at the Tokyo Motor Show a plug-in hybrid version of the up!, called the twin up! concept car. This four-seat vehicle shares certain parts of its drive system with the VW XL1, including its diesel engine, electric motor, and DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. VW said the only modification made to the up! production […]

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Volkswagen’s carbon-fiber XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid is to be partially hand-built with initial production of reportedly only 50 units. It will be an uber-efficient machine possibly capable of cresting 300 mpg in certain situations, but trickle-down from it is already planned for the more pedestrian Up! city car. Prices for the XL1 are not specifically […]

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