As the US dollar continues to decline, foreign automakers are being put in the tough position of deciding between product and profitability. Now the situation has caused Audi to decided against importing a hybrid version of the Q7.

As the US dollar continues to decline, foreign automakers are being put in the tough position of deciding between product and profitability. The current situation has forced Audi to decide against importing the Q7 hybrid to the United States.

The Q7 hybrid was originally planned to go on sale early next year, but the head of Audi in US said "If you look at the way the economics are going, it was a very hard car to make the numbers work.” He also said that “We will not do the hybrid Q7 as a conventional product offering”, however a few will be available for commercial use.

A diesel version of the Q7 is still in the works for the US market and should launch either later this year or in early 2009.

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Audi Q7 Hybrid US Plans Canceled