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Hybrid Car Review: Audi Q7 Hybrid is Off the Table

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Audi Q7 Hybrid is Off the Table

Audi Q7
Audi is pulling the plug on their Q7 hybrid project according to motortrend.  The projected sales just wouldn't cover the cost of developing and producing a hybrid of their flagship vehicle.

The rumors surrounding Audi's development of hybrid cars has been hot over the past year, with rumors that first they would, then they wouldn't, then they will in the US, then they won't bring it to the US any time soon.  But it sounds like this report is coming straight from an Audi spokesperson.

The numbers probably looked better a year ago, but the weakness of the dollar, while good for producing things here in the US, aren't so good for importing a high priced vehicle like the Q7.

Motortrend projects the Q5 hybrid won't be coming to the US any time soon, either.  The same issues that kept the hybrid Q7 will likely affect the production value of a Q5 hybrid. A diesel may be a better bet.

Source: German Reports: Audi Q7 hybrid gets the axe while R8 V-10 bests the 'Ring | Automotive News Blog - Wide Open Throttle. Photo from flickr by Ruben Bos.

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