The new diesel hybrid 2015 Volkswagen XL1 stands out as probably the most exciting hybrid cars for that decade, but certainly not among the foremost reachable by all buyers and enthusiasts. The reason being Volkswagen said It‘ll only produce 250 units, which may also be sold via a -selection process since there will be more buyers than vehicles. This vehicle’s prototype was initially launched in 2013 in the Geneva motor show and was finally approved for development in February 2014. This low slung, 2-seater diesel –plug-in XL1 hybrid marks VW’s 2 many years of concept and ultra coefficient hybrid cars from VW.
2015 VOLKSWAGEN XL1 DESIGN
This new model –the 2015 Volkswagen XL1, will certainly be presented having a 2-seater cabin and it is seats shall be side by side unlike the 2013 model whose seats were in tandem. Its passenger toe board will certainly be pushed further back compared towards the driver’s pedals. This really is meant to supply space to its battery pack. Additionally includes a bulkhead compartment behind the drivers and passenger seats which separates the passenger cabin coming from the mid mounted engine and transmission units.
It‘s gull wing doors which fly up when open. The open handles are upon the door sills you needs to stretch and scoot forward to attain its bottom to close them. Its body is built using (CFRP ) –carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and also has crush structures made of aluminum and magnesium making this car possess a lower than 2000lb -weight and also has a couple of stiffening beams added where required.
2015 VOLKSWAGEN XL1 INTERIOR
The new 2015 VW XL1 also will do not have side mirrors. They‘ll be replaced by twin cameras – fixed on its doors that could cast the images upon the screens on its cabin’s front. This will make this model supremely aerodynamic as It‘ll experience a drag coefficient of 0. 19 about 1750lbs which is extremely light. Its crisp edges and extended tapered tail of their engine vents coming from the rear gives this model the air from the 1930’s –German stream-liner.
This model will possess a keyless access and pressing the beginning button won‘t necessarily start in the engine, but will always light in the instruments and also the panel. When cruising slow by using the electric power, the sound from the whining motor could be heard, however when on highway speed the noise Isn‘t evident and also the engine and motor are almost silent.
The new 2015 Volkswagen XL1 will even have great handling that distributed by its unassisted steering, which may also be extremely fast. This car may have a chance to use very little power to stay it moving even inside the highway setting. VW confirmed that it new model requires only 8. 4hp to stay it with a steady motion on 60mph on flat roads and that is far lower than half the ability required from the company’s most economical production but accelerating it on the hill challenges its power of 68hp.
2015 VOLKSWAGEN XL1 MPG
It‘s widely viewed like a shame that VW won‘t be selling this radically efficient diesel, plug-in hybrid vehicle in North America as all of the said 250 units will certainly be bought from Europe alone. This model uses a little engine that‘ll be paired by having an electric motor. It is going to be powered using a diesel –twin hybrid power unit. It is going to be designed with an 8. 0l diesel turbo charged and direct injected 2-cylinder having a maximum output of 68hp. This engine will certainly be designed with the XL1’s -20Kw about 20hp –electric motor-powered using a 5. 5kWh Li-ion battery pack able to become recharged from the electric grid that could sit involving the engine and also the 7-speed dry clutch- (DSG ) direct shift transmission and shall have the ability to do as much as 31miles upon the electric charge.
This model can run from 0-62mph in just 12. 7 seconds. This engine is most efficient when running on pure hybrid and it is rated at -138mpg about 1. 7l for 100km once its charge is as well as is now running like a hybrid.
2015 VW XL1 PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Its pricing will start at around €111, 000 about $150, 000 and it‘s expected that VW may have its first 50 units rolled out early next year inside the European market.