Volkswagen has brought to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show a twin up! concept which has borrowed the powertrain from the XL1. It comes with its electric motor, diesel engine and the DSG gearbox that have enabled the four-door city car to have a fuel consumption of just 1.1 liters / 100 km (214 mpg US or 257 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 27 g/km. Motivation is provided by a 0.8-liter TDI Clean Diesel engine rated at 48 HP working with a 35 kW electric motor and a seven-speed DSG. The twin up! also benefits from an 8.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that has been mounted under the trunk.
When used in hybrid mode the car will need 15.7 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) on its way to a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). On electric power it will do 0-37 mph (0-57 km/h) in 8.8 seconds and will reach a top speed of 15.7 seconds. We should mention the twin up! concept tips the scales at 1,205 kg and has an electric range of 31 miles (50 km).