Volkswagen Announces World Premiere of the Up! Lite Concept Car at 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

DB2009AU01924Volkswagen is proud to announce the world premiere of the groundbreaking Up! Lite concept car at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. With its combination of a Volkswagen TDI® Clean Diesel engine, an advanced electric motor, and a seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox® (DSG®), the Up! Lite is an innovative hybrid capable of up to 70 mpg on the highway, with room for four adults. The Up! Lite, together with the New Beetle Final Editions, Volkswagen’s full collection of TDI® Clean Diesel models, and other industry-leading vehicles and automotive technologies, will be on display through December 13, 2009, in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Continue reading Volkswagen Announces World Premiere of the Up! Lite Concept Car at 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen 1-Litre Car

Technological breakthrough for the 1-litre fuel consumption car: International Motor Show (IAA), Volkswagen is presenting the concept of the future L1 in a world premiere that points the way toward the production version. The full hybrid vehicle weighs just 380 kilograms thanks to its carbon-fibre reinforced body (CFRB). With a combined fuel consumption figure of 1.38 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, this extremely aerodynamic (Cd 0.195!) Volkswagen suitable for everyday use is intended to become the most fuel-efficient automobile in the world. CO2 emissions of the 160 km/h L1 are similarly low at 36 g/km. Continue reading Volkswagen 1-Litre Car