SEMA Spy Photos

SEMA News—June 2012

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Volkswagen XL1

When It Hits: According to VW, the XL1 will be capable of achieving a combined fuel consumption of approximately 1 liter (.26 gallons) per 62 miles—or 235 mpg—when it hits the road in 2013.

What Priddy Says: The XL1 was the third iteration of the Volkswagen 1L car, first shown in concept guise at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show. The XL1 uses a two-cylinder turbodiesel and an electric motor that pitches to work in parallel with the diesel or drives the car independent of it.

 

Chevrolet Spark

When It Hits: The best guess for an on-sale date is early 2013, with a model-year designation of 2014.

What Priddy Says: The ultra-clean Spark seen here has a new front fascia, which includes a new grille and freshened fog lamps, and it sports a charging port in front of the driver’s door.

     
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BMW 1-Series

When It Hits: Look for an official introduction later this year.

What Priddy Says: The Priddy team had previously spotted only five-door variants of the next-generation 1-Series in prototype form. But both body styles reveal the 1-Series’ sleeker, more extended look. Expect the powerplants to be similar to those found in the current 135i coupes and cabrio.

 

Audi R8

When It Hits: The Audi R8 makes its official debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year.

What Priddy Says: The exterior modifications will be limited to new LED headlights, a slightly revised grille and new taillights, with different positions of the LEDs. The R8 will continue to be powered by the V8 and V10 engines; however, a direct shift gearbox (DSG) will replace the sequential gearbox.

 

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