2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 hybrid

Introduced earlier this year SUPER SAVER hybrid 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 sale is not likely to go.
This was reported by a number of online publications, with reference to the representative of the North American branch of the concern.

Thus, the only affordable way to acquire the new hybrid will be … lease, in any case, according to this scheme, the manufacturer plans to work at an early stage.
However, today this way extends most environmentally friendly vehicles, which are known, are not only low fuel consumption and minimum emissions levels, but also a rather high price tag.
This, incidentally, largely explains the low popularity of this type of machines among private users, who, in spite of all sorts of incentive programs and state subsidies, prefer to buy the “old regime” cars.
Recall that the serial XL1 was introduced at the beginning of spring and is the first truly environmentally friendly model 2018-2019 Volkswagen.
The car body is made ​​of carbon fiber, as well as a power plant, it uses a tandem consisting of 800 -kubovogo diesel, issuing around 50 hp, 27-strong motor and a set of lithium-ion batteries.
The movement of the machine is driven by a standard folksvagenovskoy 7 -step DSG box, but the switching speed here is not critical, since the XL1 is gaining hundred for 12.7 seconds, top speed at the same time fixed at around 160 km / h.
Given that the maximum margin of hybrid course is 500 kilometers, and “electric range” does not exceed 50 kilometers, the only advantage of the car in front of, say, Golf BlueMotion with initial turbodiesel is only the level of CO2 emissions (21g / km) and average fuel consumption – about 0.9 liters / 100 km.
However, it is possible that some of the customers will be led to the exclusivity of the model.
According to 2018-2019 Volkswagen, the light will be only 250 copies of the XL1.
Comes, he will be in Europe and the US, and China.
Hybrid production have already started at the former plant «Karmann» German Osnabrück.

By the way, the XL1, apparently, in the near future will be the only large ekomobilem in the line of the group: «Audi», which is going to put in a series of electric the R8 an e-tron is , delayed the launch for an indefinite period.
In Ingolstadt we intend to wait for the emergence of a durable, compact, but at the same time and lighter batteries, built the e-tron is to be used for research and testing, according to the company’s head office.