• Jan 3rd 2011 at 2:56PM
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Recently, Porsche exhibited its 2011 Cayenne Hybrid at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. While the German automaker isn't expected to unveil official Chinese pricing for this hybrid SUV until sometime early next year, China Car Times reports that the gas-electric Cayenne will hit the market with a whopping price tag of approximately 1.7 million yuan ($257,397 U.S. at the current exchange rate).

At more than a quarter-million dollars, the Porsche Cayenne hybrid will be one of the nation's most expensive SUVs. In fact, if the estimated price turns out to be true, the Chinese-market Cayenne gas-electric will be nearly four times as expensive as its U.S.-bound version. In the U.S., the Cayenne S Hybrid will cost you just $67,700. Compounding the potential pricing issue, the China Car Times reports that Porsche's SUV, with an EPA rating of 23 miles per gallon combined, is unlikely to qualify for any green-related incentives or subsidies in the Chinese market.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a little bit confused - is there any reason at all why pricing for vehicles in foreign markets is newsworthy? It's rare that these prices are out-of-line with their respective competitors in their home markets, and there's clearly no apples-to-apples comparison with North American pricing.

      These posts seem to crop up a lot, often spurring indignation from those who don't understand market differences.

      (That said, that does seem like a truly immense price to saddle a vehicle with in an emerging market)
      • 4 Years Ago
      My 2011 Cayenne Hybrid has had serious problems, the hybrid system has failed on 3 occasions, the last time the power steering failed too. My advice steer clear until Porsche and Audi sort out this technology.

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