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Volkswagen GX3 concept

Volkswagen at the Los Angeles Auto Show presented the GX3 - a completely new motorcycle-car crossover described as a "pure driving machine." VW plans to sell a production version of the vehicle in the United States for $17,000. The GX3 was conceived by the Moonraker team and VW's Design Center in California, exclusively with the U.S. in mind. With its three wheels and unique design, this Volkswagen "opens up a new driving dimension." Light, fast, and environmentally friendly, the GX3 shows that conceptually it is much closer to a motorcycle than to a classic type automobile. This two-seater Volkswagen "turns even the daily commute to work into a small trip to freedom, allows you to cruise in the carpool lane, even if you're driving solo (the GX3 is a motorcycle, after all!) and with its keen handling it opens up completely new horizons for recreational driving." It only takes 5.7 seconds to go from 0-62.5 mph (100 km/h) and the fuel consumption in the city is estimated to be 46 mpg (5.2 l/100 km). More info and images after the jump...