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Volkswagen says this diesel-electric hybrid can get 70 mpg using its TDI clean-diesel engine mated with an electric motor, and can reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour. It is another in a series of concepts for what will be a new small-car family at Volkswagen. According to Oldham, the Up! Lite is an exercise in extreme economy and more radical than the Space Up! that will begin production in Slovakia next year. "VW will keep an eye on competitors like the Honda CR-Z," he says, "and if they do well, maybe go with something like the Lite. We could see some form of it," he says.


 

 

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