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VOLKSWAGEN has finally taken the official wraps off the XL1 prototype, the development of which has been the driving force behind the Volkswagen Group’s astonishing advancements in fuel efficiency.

The 111kmpl Volkswagen XL1

27 February 2013

After working on the idea for over a decade, Volkswagen has revealed the near-production version of the XL1 at the Geneva Motos Show. The XL1 is a two-seat, plug-in diesel hybrid designed to be the world's most energy-efficient automobile. VW estimates the XL1 can get up to 111 kilometre per litre — although with a time to 100 kmph of 12.7 seconds, it won't get there quickly.