Beijing: Volkswagen XL1 hybrid car, the world`s first 1-liter vehicle, has made its debut in Beijing.
The vehicle, dubbed `the world`s most efficient car`, consumes only 0.9 liter of fuel when traveling 100 kilometers.
To achieve such high efficiency, VW has followed three main ideas: making cars that are light, aerodynamic and that have a low center of gravity.
The car weighs just 1,753 pounds by using carbon fiber polymers, magnesium, ceramics and aluminum in its various parts.
It`s small as well, measuring just 153.1 inches in length, and 65.6 inches across and 45.5 inches from ground to roof.
The car has a sleek, aerodynamic look, the back wheels are covered and mirrors on the doors are digital cameras instead of the wind grabbing old-school variety, the body is also tapered, Physorg reports.
VW has given operators several options when driving the vehicle-it can be run as an all-electric, all- gasoline, or as a hybrid.
During the `experience day for new energy cars` held by Volkswagen Group China , the plug-in diesel hybrid car was shown off to the news media and visitors.
It is said that only 250 units will be produced for sale across the world.