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Volkswagen XL1

At the 2013 Geneva auto show, CNET's Wayne Cunningham gives us a look at the VW XL1, which looks like a concept car but is actually going to production. With its fuel-efficient motor, a unique seating arrangement, and some weight-saving materials, the XL1 could actually find some buyers.

By Mar. 6, 2013


Volkswagen XL1 achieves 261 mpg (pictures)

At the Geneva auto show, Volkswagen announced success in building a car that only burns 0.9 liter per 100 kilometers, or 261 mpg. The XL1 is the result of years of work in developing a 1-liter car.

9 Images By Mar. 5, 2013


Futurist Volkswagen XL1: 261 miles per gallon

If the auto's fuel efficiency lives up to the advance billing, VW likely will be able to say it makes the world's most economical car.

By Jan. 27, 2011


Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System

The Sony VAIO XL1 DLS breaks some new ground for the living-room PC, but the wonky 200-disc changer hurts its overall appeal.

By Nov. 28, 2005

2.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 28, 2005

MSRP: $2,000.00



Sony builds a versatile digital media warehouse with a Media Center computer and a 200-disc changer.

May. 21, 2008


Drones, eco travel and more at the Gadget Show Live 2014

We popped along to the Gadget Show Live to see what shiny kit was on display at the UK's largest consumer technology show.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Volkswagen to produce a range of plug-ins in 2013

At the Vienna Motor Symposium, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn said the company will add a range of plug-in hybrid vehicles to its line up.

By May. 6, 2011


VW to unveil one-seat electric car

Volkswagen will unveil a one-seat experimental car with an electric power train next month.

By Aug. 26, 2011


The 260 mpg car that might actually be cool

The VW Formula XL1 not only gets 260 mpg, it also looks quite fetching. Stranger still, you might actually be able to buy one.

By Jan. 30, 2011


Hottest cars from Geneva auto show caught on tape

CNET's Car Tech crew, Wayne Cunningham and Antuan Goodwin, bring you the most mind-blowing videos from the 2013 Geneva auto show.

By Mar. 6, 2013