When Ed Niedermeyer reported about Volkswagen’s new sub One Liter (235 mpg) car, the XL1, currently on display in Qatar, he prognosticated that this “One Liter car represents a step closer to production.” A very close step, as it turns out.
Automobilwoche [sub] heard in Qatar both from Piech and Winterkorn that Volkswagen will actually build a small series (about 100 first) of the car. Piech confirmed that the car will be made available for purchase at a yet undisclosed price. It’s not just a field test.
According to Winterkorn, the car will be introduced in Germany first. The U.S. and China will follow at a later point in time.
Where the car will be built is also not decided, according to Volkswagen’s CTO Ulrich Hackenberg, Wolfsburg and Dresden are an option.