SPY：Volkswagen XL1 in China with an expected price of 1.25 million yuan2013-10-22
Recently, chexun.com has obtained an HD picture of Volkswagen XL 1 from an enthusiastic net friend. According to the online information, XL1, a hybrid model under Volkswagen, will come to China on Oct. 19 and is expected to be launched on the same day. The car has an oil consumption per 100km of only 0.91L and its global limited number in 2013 is 250 units. The overseas selling price for XL 1 is about US 144,000 dollars and its price in China is expected to be 1.25 million yuan.
It can be seen from the picture that Volkswagen XL 1 has broken the styling of traditional cars and adopts two gull-wing type doors. The integral style of headlights is similar to a sickle, brining an evident visual effect. Meanwhile, we see that the tail of XL 1 has no wheel styling and the wheels are hidden in the car, a design of somewhat concept car style.
XL 1 adopts a rear-engine rear drive layout, dual arm type suspension for front axle and semi-hinge sub-frame connection for rear axle. Other high-tech equipment includes ceramic braking discs and carbon fiber reinforced plastic anti-sway bar.
XL1 adopts carbon fiber materials in many sites of its body, making its weight only 795kg. XL 1 has a length of 3888mm, width of 1665mm, wheelbase of 2224mm and two seats.
With respect to power, XL 1 carries a dual-cylinder 800cc TDI diesel engine newly developed by Volkswagen, with a maximum output power of 35KW, and also an electric engine with a maximum output power of 20KW. According to Volkswagen, the new car consumes only 0.9L/100km oil and emits 21g/km carbon dioxide. Its accelerating time from 0 to 100km/h speed is 12.7 sec and the top speed is 160 miles/hour. In a pure electric mode, its battery range is 50km and when the 10L small oil tank is full, the range may reach 499km.
From the exposed photo, it can be seen that the entry of Volkswagen XL 1 into China is near. For such a hybrid car with an appearance attracting a high rate of second glance and advanced power technology, it is believed some consumers will be willing to pay the bill.