2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 – futuristic, but not fabulous

2018-2019 Volkswagen has unveiled the first model of the one-liter hybrid XL1 at the Geneva Motor Show, which was held in early March of . Despite a rather conceptual look of this car will be mass-produced. The official presentation of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen HL1 can be called successful completion of one of VW’s most ambitious projects to create your own hybrid car, which would have exceeded the existing electric cars and hybrids on the dynamics and, at the same time, use less fuel. The designers of the German auto giant called his creation in the future of the car, as if their economy (diesel fuel consumption of less than 1 liter) 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 is extremely eco-friendly (CO2 emissions are just 21 grams per 1 km), and the more he wins in dynamics in comparison with similar models from other manufacturers . The review will try to find out, whether so good in fact the new German car. Let’s try to predict the price, consider the design of the exterior and interior trends, know the dimensions of the body, full specifications, will analyze the behavior of cars on the road (test drive) 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL 1. Rate the exterior and interior 2018-2019 Volkswagen CL 1, readers will be able to video and photo materials.


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XL1 model looks very colorful – smooth curved lines, no protruding parts, and even mirrors appearance (instead installed cameras).

If the front part of a hybrid with a complex LED optics can be taken as a regular production car, the body side with huge doors “gull wing” and stern stylish U-shaped light engineering (LED bulbs) look so unusual that at the time of talking about the fantastic notes of feature .

The rear wheels are hidden inside the body of the smooth body panels of the lightest carbon fiber. Specialists of 2018-2019 Volkswagen believe their new model very streamlined in the world to mass-produced cars. this car air drag coefficient of only 0,189 Cx, that, neither more nor less, is the world record!


Body style is absolutely unique and is not related to any of the known types, 2018-2019 Volkswagen designers reckon it to shareware hatchbacks. It is believed that when creating the concept of a body, developers assembled some ideas from nature, because if you take a look at the car from above, its features are somewhat reminiscent of a dolphin.

  • External dimensions of economical and environmentally friendly 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 news is only 3888 mm in length, 1665 mm in width, 1156mm in height, 2224 mm wheelbase.

For example, the height of the body of the new Coupe Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray 1235 mm.

  • Hybrid IksL 1 new product based on the land Michelin tires with low rolling resistance tires on the front axle installed tires 115/80 R16, while for the rear – 145/55 R16. Wheels are made of magnesium, to ensure as low as possible the weight of the unsprung masses.

The weight of the car of the future just 795 kg, such a fantastic result designers managed to achieve thanks to the wide use of composite materials. XL1 Body weight of only 230 kg, the power unit with the batteries pulled by 227 kg, the chassis and suspension elements weighing 153 kg, 105 kg mass of electrical wires and electronic components and the whole mass of 80 kg of interior, including driver and passenger seats.

Salon miniature new 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 is designed for two people. Inside, the car is quite spacious for such a compact body. The instrument panel is made of light wood with a thickness of 1.4 mm fibers. The range of adjustment of seats is very wide, comfortable behind the wheel and in the passenger seat can accommodate people rather large body. The steering wheel is very small, moreover, it has an unusual shape. The lower steering wheel truncated half circle and is a flat beam. This is done to ensure that tall people are not touched him knees and could drive the car comfortably.

The front panel is simple and functional: a compact and informative instrument panel, center console minimal set – a touch screen and a control unit air conditioner. At the door the cards originally housed screens to display images from the rear view camera, the driver rather gaze at the image when maneuvering in reverse or changing lanes in a row. This solution, in our opinion, the optimal habit of looking in the mirror remains in the blood of the driver (now sufficient to look just below), it is convenient and original designers of interior screens placed on the inner surfaces of the doors. Overall, the interior is very similar to other 2018-2019 Volkswagen models, but here it is, for obvious reasons, in miniature.

Specifications 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1: on tehchasti model is almost indistinguishable from the concept presented earlier. Serial HL1 equipped with a hybrid power plant, consisting of two-cylinder diesel 0.8-liter engine (48 hp) and an electric motor capacity of about 28 horsepower, powered by a lithium-ion batteries, which are charged from a conventional household electrical outlet. The torque of this tandem is 120 N / m and 140 N / m, respectively. Despite the relatively low power of both engines, the maximum speed of a novelty of 160 mph, and to reach hundreds of hybrid takes only 12.7 seconds. This figure – a good result even for something any gasoline car, not to mention the hybrid or electric cars.
New VW XL1 passes on elektrotoplive, stored in batteries, 50 kilometers away, and about five hundred more, if the use of the internal combustion engine. Cruising limited miniature fuel tank, which is the amount of a total of ten liters. The 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 car is equipped with the seven-speed robotized gearbox with automatic clutch transmission (DSG technology), while the rear wheels are leading. The brake system is a lightweight and efficient brake discs of carbon and ceramics.

Test drive VW HL1: in early in Qatar passed the test-drive model 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1, the results of which you can make some conclusions about the behavior of the machine dynamics. Being inside the driver feels in a special way, you need time to get used to the steering wheel and the unusual shape of small diameter, to the abundance of modern devices on the dashboard and to the small screen on the side, on the doors. The car is suitable for use in urban environments. Smooth acceleration and deceleration, as well as a rather dynamic acceleration up to 60 mph even permitted to electric.
Leaving the city, and speeding up the speed a little more than a hundred, beginning to be felt some discomfort – a car drives slightly from side to side. In order to get rid of this disadvantage, we have to constantly hold the steering wheel. This is due to the narrow Michelin tires with low rolling resistance, which do not provide adequate stability of the car when driving at high speed. Braking is smooth, soft brake pedal and uninformative, indistinct fault deceleration are all the same front narrow front tires, are not able to provide sufficient contact area with an asphalt road surface.

Price 2018-2019 Volkswagen XL1 can yet be called only approximate. According to VW Group board chairman Martin Winterkorn, European consumers will be able to buy a novelty XL1 will be at an acceptable cost. “This car – a dream for European environmentalists,” – he said. Experts agree that the “reasonable price”, which hinted Winterkorn, will be from 40 to 50 thousand dollars.





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