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    Volkswagen Brought an Electric Concept to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    Volkswagen Brought an Electric Concept to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    While the iconic bug is still strong, Volkswagen decided to make a fun, sporty, zero emissions concept out of it. The E-Bugster, an all-electric Beetle as the auto maker's new approach was noticed at North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept has the much expected hot rod look expressed in three-inch chopped roof and 20-inch wheels. Being slightly different than the standard Beetle, the E-Bugster's exterior features revised front and rear bumpers with LED daytime running lights. What the automaker did is the integration of Blue-e-Motion electric drive unit to the present generation Beetle. This electric drive system is expected to pop up again in the near future, since it will most likely to fit out the upcoming version of Golf Hatchback.

    The newly revealed concept is powered by an electric motor that makes 114 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. Featuring 695-pound lithium-ion battery underneath the rear seat and trunk floor, the E-Bugster is certainly sportier than the standard Beetle. While the projected range is over 100 miles, there are three charging options offered: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. According to auto maker, the latter is a quick charge setup. It takes 30 minutes for Level 3 charger to have its pack charged to 80-percent.

    Next Generation VW GTI to Borrow Motor From GTI Edition 35
    Next Generation VW GTI to Borrow Motor From GTI Edition 35

    The current Volkswagen GTI delivers 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. According to Autocar, the next gen GTI will get more power. The power boost will come from an Audi-sourced upgrade to the EA888, 2.0-liter TSI engine.

    The present-day Mark VI GTI has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (another name is the EA888 motor) that was used to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. Volkswagen lately released a Europe-only model, the GTI Edition 35, that in the future will form the basis of the next generation U.S. GTI instead. The 35 horsepower gain will be a good addition to the Volkswagen GTI.

    Volkswagen Claims 260-mpg Hybrid Is Close to Reality
    Volkswagen Claims 260-mpg Hybrid Is Close to Reality

    The 50-mpg combined rating of the 2011 Toyota Prius is impressive. However, it’s only one fifth of what Volkswagen has to offer those who values good mileage above all. The Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid concept, which will soon bow at the Quatar Motor Shows, reaches a fuel efficiency of 260 miles per gallon.

    According to the automaker, the third version of their “1-Litre Car” project is designed the way it could practically go into production as soon as there proves to be a niche for such vehicle.

    The power for the hyper-economical vehicle goes from a small 0.8L two-cylinder TDI turbodiesel, making 47 HP. It is mated to a 20-kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, and a 7-speed direct-shift gearbox. The Volkswagen XL1 reaches 62 mph in 11.9 seconds.

    Although two-seat compacts were never as popular in the U.S. as larger vehicles, the overwhelming fuel economy might be quite an incentive for prudent Americans.