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 |  Oct 27 2010, 5:42 PM

The People’s Hybrid, Volkswagen‘s 2011 Touraeg Hybrid, will start at a lofty $60,565, more than $15,000 above the base car’s price of $44,450.

The Touraeg Hybrid shares its mechanical bits with Porsche’s Cayenne Hybrid, which costs $67,700, making the Touraeg Hybrid a fairly weak proposition. Buyers with that much money to spend will likely gravitate towards the flashier Porsche, rather than the understated Vee Dub.

With a supercharged 3.0L V6, the Touraeg hybrid will get 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, which puts it close to the V6 diesel Touraeg’s 19/28 rating. The Hybrid will come fully loaded, while the diesel, which retails for $47,950, does not. A standard V6 model that runs on gasoline is also available for $44,450.

[Source: Volkswagen]

 |  May 19 2010, 5:00 PM

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Porsche enthusiasts were up in arms when the brand launched their Cayenne SUV, but 8 years on, the car truck saved the brand from oblivion, and helped fund new, exciting models like the Panamera and the Boxster Spyder. For 2011, a more capable, more streamlined and less belligerent Cayenne is on its way and pricing has just been announced.

Porsche hasn’t issues a press release yet, but the pricing information has leaked on to its website. Starting at $46,700 for the 3.6L V6 version, the sticker rises to $63,700 for the V8 powered “S’ model, while the new hybrid, combining a supercharged 3.0 V6 and a hybrid motor and battery will run you $67,700. We predict that the hybrid will be massively popular with faux-eco types all over the world.

[Source: Porsche]