According to a recent report, the Volkswagen XL1 will carry a wallet busting price of €111,000 ($146,040 / £93,490).
Set to be delivered to customers in spring of 2014, the eco-friendly plug-in hybrid features a 48 HP (35 kW) two-cylinder TDI engine, a 27 HP (20 kW) electric motor and a 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.7 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 162 km/h (100 mph). While it isn't fast, the XL1 is extremely efficient as it averages 0.9 L/100km (261 mpg US / 313 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of just 21 g/km. It can also be driven up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone.
Despite the high cost, Volkswagen believes the model will be a success as it expects to sell a majority of XL1s to collectors. As Ulrich Hackenberg explained, the car is a halo model so the traditional business model does not necessarily apply.