According to a recent report, Volkswagen will introduce a production version of the XL1 concept in 2013. It will be an advanced plug-in diesel-electric hybrid.

We've already heard rumors that Volkswagen was considering a production version of the XL1 concept for 2013, but new details are starting to emerge about the model.

According to, an engineer confirmed the production vehicle will keep the concept's advanced plug-in hybrid system which combined a 47 hp (35 kW / 48 PS) 800cc two-cylinder diesel engine with a 27 hp (20 kW / 27 PS) electric motor. This setup enabled the 795 kg (1,753 lb) concept to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 11.9 seconds, hit a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and travel up to 35 km (21.7 miles) on electricity alone.

While these figures don't sound terribly impressive, by themselves, the concept had an average fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100 km (261.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 24 g/km.

In related news, the engineer reportedly confirmed the two-cylinder diesel engine will be offered in the Up!.

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