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Iconic Volkswagen XL1 features in of the Year exhibition @designmuseum

The most fuel-efficient hybrid the Volkswagen XL1, will go on in the Design Museum in London other examples of design and Designs of the Year award from a range of disciplines today until 25 August.

Now in its year, the Designs of the Year gathers together cutting-edge and original talent, showcasing the best in global Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphic, and Transport design.

The Volkswagen XL1 in the Transport category, and was nominated for the by author and automotive design and expert, Andrew Nahum, publications include ‘Fifty That Changed The World’. by a team led by Klaus Bischoff, of Design for the Volkswagen brand, the XL1 is a series production two-seater car explores the limits of energy for a road-legal production vehicle.

The design brief for the XL1 was to produce a litre’ car – that is to say, a car uses one litre of fuel per 100 km, to 282 miles per gallon. The resulting uses just 0.9 litres per 100 km, or 313 and this high mpg figure to a very low carbon dioxide value of just 21 g/km.

To achieve this fuel figure, the XL1 was aerodynamically optimised, the classic ‘tear drop’ and utilising innovations such as traditional wing mirrors and them with small called e-Mirrors which exterior images to interior With a drag coefficient of the XL1 can maintain 100 kmh on a level road in air using just 8.4 PS.

The super-innovative XL1 like a vision of the future, its drivetrain melds a two-cylinder 48 PS 800 cc engine with a 27 PS electric Power is served through a triple clutch transmission. any good supercar, it is also low 1,153 mm high) and features wing doors. The XL1 is ‘handcrafted’ small series production at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück factory in For the required combination of lightness and its body is made largely of reinforced polymer. Approximately 30 XL1 are expected to find homes in the UK.

The Designs of the Year exhibition at the Museum is a reflection of everything is current and exciting in the world. the Volkswagen XL1, it features, other items, Kate favourite app, a floating in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly posts and a mobile phone you can yourself. Exhibits come a variety of sources including design stars such as Hadid, David Chipperfield and Prada, as well as crowd-funded and student projects.

Visitors to the Design Museum be able to pick their design from the exhibition. New for is the Social Vote which two nominations fight it out each day the exhibition’s online platforms, and to over one million of the museum’s and Facebook followers.

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For more on the XL1, please visit To find out more about the of the Year exhibition and to purchase go to www.designmuseum.org .



Volkswagen UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Europe’s carmaker and one of the world’s leading manufacturers. From its UK headquarters in Keynes, Buckinghamshire, it controls the marketing and distribution of all vehicles and in the UK for Volkswagen Group vehicles, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and cars.

Volkswagen UK is one of the country’s importers, accounting for almost one in ten of car sold. The company sells a range of vehicles which from compact city through the best-selling and renowned Polo and Beetle models, to saloons and 4x4s.

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