Volkswagen XL1 finally hits the US roads
|   Monday, October 07, 2013
It was on 23rd anniversary of annual society where Volkswagen XL1 made its debut. Some journalists were not invited at this event. This event did not showcase any high profile car. It was majorly a launch party where this highly fuel efficient Volkswagen XL1 was being launched. This was not a car that possessed a V8 engine or had a lot of speed to make the headlines. It was simply made to support the pockets capacities of people.

Experts from Volkswagen have claimed that this car can get 261MPG on American cycle.
They have also stated that this car can run about 32 miles only on battery power without any fuel. This car has a small 2 cylinder, 800 cc engines to provide running power. The two cylinder engine produces 46 BHP of power and another 23 BHP is produced by an electric motor.

With these specifications the speed of Volkswagen XL1 is bound to increase as well. Engine and motor of this car is located right behind the front seats. Power is provided mainly through rear wheels of this car. Power is stored and then passed on to the wheels from the battery. It has a 5.5 KW battery installed in it.

In pictures this car looks a bit bigger than it actually is. This car is amongst some of smallest cars Volkswagen has ever produced. It is smaller than VW Polo. The roof is 5.1 inches lower compared to the lowest car. On the other hand, size of this car adds to its advantage where this car improves on its aerodynamics and gives its owners better performance.

Due to this small size of XL1, weight has also been lowered in the car. It weighs a mere 1,753 pounds. This has helped the company to work on the speed factors of the car and make it better. With these dimensions in place this car can reach from 0 to 62 miles in about 12.7 seconds. Top speed of this car has been clocked at 99 miles per hour.

According to the chairman of VW group this car is likely to reach the markets by the end of this year. It is probable that in November 2013 this car could create a big impact in motoring industry. Christmas has been set as the deadline for this car. Price of this car has been speculated to be around the $50,000 mark. It is being said that if the prices are increased above this level then the car may not be worth the money.

Well if all things fall in place as planned by VW then it is about time this car hits the road and makes a serious impact on the sales and profits of the company. If this car fails to impress then VW will have a lot of loss. It is only a matter of time before we can see for ourselves what Volkswagen XL1 is actually capable of doing.
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