THE VOLKSWAGEN XL1 HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Volkswagen XL1

Futuristic-looking TDI® Clean Diesel plug-in hybrid nets 261 mpg on the European combined fuel economy cycle

• XL1 can operate as a pure EV for up to 31 miles
• Two-cylinder TDI engine displaces 0.8 liters, makes 48 horsepower
• Best aerodynamics of any production car: Cd of just 0.189
• Super-low weight of 1753 pounds achieved through extensive use of carbonfiber, aluminum, and magnesium
• 250 will be built at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück factory in Germany Continue reading THE VOLKSWAGEN XL1 HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

VOLKSWAGEN SHOWS NEW TWIN UP! CONCEPT CAR AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

VOLKSWAGEN Twin UpVolkswagen introduced the XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient production car, to the streets in 2013. This plug-in diesel hybrid for two people is being produced in a limited volume and has a European combined fuel consumption figure of 261 mpg as well as a carbon fiber body and chassis. Continue reading VOLKSWAGEN SHOWS NEW TWIN UP! CONCEPT CAR AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Best Motors of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Geneva Motor Show

One of the biggest car shows in the word, the Geneva Motor Show, this year unveiled some of the most stunning, powerful and exotic cars in the history of the show which first opened its doors in 1905.

In terms of technology, one of the most interesting technological additions to the show was the cyclist detection technology that was showcased by Volvo. Continue reading Best Motors of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show