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VW XL1: Spy shots from hot weather testing!


Nice spy shots here of the 235mpg VW XL1.

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 just 0.186. This car is also missing the full rear-wheel covers that will give the car optimal aerodynamics.