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2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD, 1-Liter XL1, Audi A3 e-tron: Car News Headlines

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Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

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The Geneva Motor Show is drawing near, and the cars that will be shown are pouring out. One of the latest is the 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD, a diesel-engined MkVII Golf that combines surprisingly good gas mileage with loads of torque.

Volkswagen carries the gas mileage goal to an even more extreme point with the XL1, now destined for production. At 261 mpg, the XL1 uses a combination of diesel and hybrid, as well as a highly aerodynamic body and very low weight.

Audi's A3 e-tron splits the difference, scoring about 157 mpg on the European cycle with a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric hybrid drive system.

Unfortunately, it's not yet clear if any of these cars will make it to the U.S.

You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines from around the High Gear Media network right here at Motor Authority.

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD Revealed Ahead Of 2013 Geneva Show

261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 Production Confirmed, Debuts Geneva

Audi Previewing Production A3 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid At Geneva Show

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