Volkswagen XL1 Spied Playing in the Snow

The production variant of the Volkswagen XL1 has been spied cold-weather testing in -22 Fahrenheit temperatures as the German automaker put its 235-mpg diesel-hybrid car to the test.

The XL1 features a pair of motors to get it going: a two-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with around 48 hp and 88 lb-ft of torque and an electric motor good for 30 hp. The pair of engines deliver power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed DSG transmission.

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The XL1 will be sold in limited quantities later this year and the wheels are expected to be covered to improve aerodynamics as a production model.

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