Geneva Motor Show 2018
VW XL-1 ConceptThe worlds highest MPG production gas car finally goes on sale
Well well well here's the BW XL one. A car that many of you have written and asked about so -- -- little Q&A session around this one. First of all are they making it. Yes sort of they've made about fifty so far another 200 coming in Q2 2014 and that's -- the whole production runs up productions a funny word -- numbers that small. Next up. Why isn't every car like this this being a Turbo diesel hybrid. One of the rare card in the world that does that 31 miles of electric range so they like 240. US MPG -- mean this is a stunning achievement right. Looks a little funny but I think it would find a market except for -- problem the price. What would be about a 115 grand US and he converted it from the European rights they're selling it to people lacked self. You can't live long enough. To make the fuel economy of this vehicle ever pay for it even at 240 MPG now the other question is why don't more cars have this magic combo of the efficiency and sort of a diesel with the efficiency and -- of an electric. That since it -- -- the problem the two kind of overlap too much they both do the same thing efficient low end torque. A gas hybrid combo they kind of helping it to other out more they don't step on each other as much another reason is cost. Diesels have a price premium electric has a price premium put them together you get a big price premium that most buyers -- interest that it. Back here's the motive power area a little too cylinder Turbo diesel its exotic in its architecture and this placement. And then of course you got the hybrid your coupled with -- but notice what's all around this here. Carbon fiber and asked not exotic that -- and had cost the reason this vehicle's exceptionally expensive and it's -- low volumes. Now as I was one of the ten people who loved the original Honda Insight as you can imagine I also love this guy the seating configuration is similar it's tiny it's tear dropped the -- over here is kind of -- pushed further back. It's not your conventional car and with a big -- still getting it makes getting into a -- -- to -- these. -- notice we've got the car show classic screens. With cameras is that a side view mirrors. But it does give you an idea we're engineering can't go any real production car today if you're looking for -- -- VG. At any cost.