29 Aug '12, 7pm

Volkswagen's 235-mpg XL1 caught hot-weather testing

Volkswagen's 235-mpg XL1 caught hot-weather testing

Earlier this year, we caught the Volkswagen XL1 testing in some cold-weather climates , and as the ultra-fuel-efficient hybrid gets closer to production, some more spy photos have surfaced showing the car performing hot-weather tests. A production version of this diesel plug-in hybrid car is expected to return 235 miles per gallon, and it could be on sale in limited numbers by next year. Looking very much like the 2011 Volkswagen XL1 Concept , this prototype stands out with its streamlined shape and its inset, narrow rear track. The last time we saw the XL1 in prototype form, it had door mirrors mounted outside the car either as camouflage or in place of the side cameras, but these latest shots show that the car will in fact rely on cameras for driver visibility. The lack of door mirrors should help keep the car sleek – Volkswagen listed the concept's drag coefficient at j...

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