The production version of the super-frugal VW XL1 has been unveiled at Geneva, with the brand confirming it’ll make the futuristic coupe in limited numbers later this year.
It’ll do 314mpg and emit just 21g/km of CO2, thanks to its lightweight body, aerodynamic design and economical powertrain. The 800cc two-cylinder diesel engine is mated to a 27bhp electric motor, allowing a battery-only range of around 30 miles.
Its slippery body gives it a drag coefficient of just 0.189, making it considerably more aerodynamic than a Toyota Prius or Mercedes CLA. Thanks to this, Volkswagen claims the XL1 can travel 62miles on a single litre of diesel.
The VW XL1 may not be the fastest car at the Geneva Motor Show, but its almost without doubt one of the most important for the future of motoring.