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    Rumorpile: Volkswagen Dishes Some Info About Future Products


    William Maley

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 1, 2012

    Volkswagen apparently has been talking about what's coming down the pipeline. What Car? talked with Volkswagen board member Professor Ulrich Hackenberg where he revealed some surprises.

    For starters, Hackenburg revealed that the company would begin selling limited numbers of the XL1, a plug-in diesel hybrid that will get 313 MPG (European cycle). The XL1 has been seen testing over the past year or so, adding fuel to the fire.

    Hackenburg also revealed that electric variant of the UP would be coming out next year, followed by a Golf plug-in hybrid the year after.

    As for vehicles that will not be making a appearance, Hackenburg said the Bulli has been shelved due to lack of demand. Also being shown the door is the Bluesport Roadster.

    "The prognosis of two-seat sports cars isn't good at the moment, so it's unlikely", he said.

    Source: What Car?

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    While I love the drive train and the crazy high Gas mileage, I find this body style of the XL1 to be a total failure. Reminds me of the first Insight Hybrid that Honda did, butt ugly in my personal opinion.

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    Boo on the cancellation of the Bulli / Microbus Redux. I was prepared to put in an order as soon as it was available, trading in my Boxster and Buick Enclave.

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