VW showcases XL1, 2012 Beetle and 2011 Touareg in India [images updated]

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Kaustubh Shinde,

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VW India has taken the wraps of their line up for the Auto Expo. VW, as promised earlier, showcased their super efficient XL1 concept which does 100 km/l. Currently, at its third stage of development, XL1 is powered by a compact 800 cc TDI two-cylinder common rail diesel engine developing 48 PS. It’s linked to an electric motor producing 27 PS, resulting in a total of 75 PS – a modest output yet more than enough when the low kerb weight (795 kg) of the vehicle is taken into account.

VW XL12011 VW BeetleVW Touareg

Volkswagen has also showcased the third generation Beetle hatchback at the Auto Expo. The slightly larger Beetle, based on the new Jetta platform, will be powered by a 2.0-liter TDI making close to 130PS available in both Manual and Automatic transmission. The new Touareg rocked the show in its new avatar. Keen autobuffs must have noticed a small cameo role played by the brand in the movie RA-One. A 3-litre diesel engine that puts out 243 PS is on offer.

Volkswagen at Auto Expo 2012

Can’t view the image slideshow above? Visit the Volkswagen Auto Expo 2012 Flickr page.

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