29 May '13, 10pm
Volkswagen XL1 Will Be Leased, Not Sold
This is not an uncommon practice when it comes to expensive, futuristic vehicles. The Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car can only be leased (and for $800 a month), and the all-electric MINI Cooper E was another lease-only model. This move by Volkswagen will insure that owners are located near service centers, and also that there won’t be any secondary market for used vehicles.