Volkswagen is set to use the XL1’s hybrid powertrain for the Up! Hybrid vehicle. The automaker has unveiled the production version of the XL1 which is intended for limited sales. Now this two-seater vehicle will serve as a foundation for Volkswagen’s upcoming hybrid vehicle Up!
According to Volkswagen, the Up! will be in the market within two years and it will hold some of the impressive feature of XL1. The XL1 has a 47 horsepower, two-cylinder 0.8-liter TDI engine paired to a seven speed dual-clutch transmission and a 27 horsepower (20 kW) electric motor. The lithium-ion battery helps deliver an all-electric driving range of 31 miles.
You can see the same powertrain set up in the Up! and it offers a fuel consumption of approximately 1 liter / 100 km (235.2 mpg US / 282.4 mpg UK).
The battery pack of the Up! will be installed in the rear and will be charged during coasting and braking. The vehicle is said to be have a weight less than 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs) which will make it a perfect choice for customers.
The Up! Hybrid is still under development and yet no information is available on its price details.