Sunday 18 March 2018

VW to use XLI blueprint on other models

Volkswagen will use its XLI two-seater as a platform for other vehicles across the group.

The XLI goes into production this year and is being heralded as the most economical production car of all time.

It uses a two-cylinder diesel engine and an electric motor to produce as much as 313mpg and emit 21g/km.

On it will be based other frugal engines of the future and new powertrains for plug-in hybrids, including the Golf and Audi A3.

Irish Independent

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