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Cadillac made a hybrid Escalade. Would there be interest in a QX80 hybrid. Its weird on such huge vehicles, but people do have the money to spend.
 

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There will be. High chance of it happening with a next generation QX80, I doubt they'd do it with the out going generation.
 

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Cadillac made a hybrid Escalade. Would there be interest in a QX80 hybrid. Its weird on such huge vehicles, but people do have the money to spend.
actually it makes more sense on a larger vehicle. I've always wondered why automakers have focused on small compacts to turn into hybrids. Compacts are already frugal enough, make the behemoths sippers first before you put the anorexics on a diet.
 

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I just assume that people who buy big vehicles care less about fuel economy and the environment. Based on that I figure that car companies don't make large hybrids. If you have to give up performance for the hybrid you lose a lot of the capability and then what is the point of the large SUV anyway?
 

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I just assume that people who buy big vehicles care less about fuel economy and the environment. Based on that I figure that car companies don't make large hybrids. If you have to give up performance for the hybrid you lose a lot of the capability and then what is the point of the large SUV anyway?
no you cannot infer that some one disregards fuel efficiency and the environment by the size of their vehicle. Some people drive big vehicles because they have to, either for family needs or functional needs like taking care of the family property or slugging a boat. Its like me assuming every person who rides a bicycle is a hipster.

Electric power can tow, its just low down torque. It comes down to cost. The people interested in Hybrids cannot typically afford a 90K vehicle, they are looking to cut their fuel expenditures, you're not going to on board them with a $90K price tag and incremental fuel savings. Its about catering to your market, a consumer who makes $100K will feel the squeeze of rising fuel costs later than someone who makes $50K.
 

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It comes down to fuel savings with a large SUV hybrid, while people who buy smaller hybrids can give themselves a pat on the back for saving the environment because those vehicles actually have good mpg ratings.
 

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It comes down to fuel savings with a large SUV hybrid, while people who buy smaller hybrids can give themselves a pat on the back for saving the environment because those vehicles actually have good mpg ratings.
This is true.
But then again you can't blame some full size SUV owners for getting them, some have a real need, like hauling around their whole family and then some, others just want a big luxurious SUV.
 

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It comes down to fuel savings with a large SUV hybrid, while people who buy smaller hybrids can give themselves a pat on the back for saving the environment because those vehicles actually have good mpg ratings.
people who buy small hybrids are the stupidest of the bunch. They choose a compact car that already has an MPG of 28 and then opt for the $10000 premium Hybrid model that bumps you to 30. Your two mpg gain that you may or not see is really saving the environment let me tell you, especially when you factor in acid mining needed to get the metals in your lith-ion batteries, or the disgusting bunker fuel burned by the tanker (equal to burning straight crude no scrubs) that shipped your environmentally friendly hybrid half way around the world, or the water contaminated from manufacturing or the electricity needed to operate the plant....

Where as the impact is MUCH larger if you take a 15 MPG vehicle and now make it capable of 25 MPG.
 

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Nissan does have access to a plethora of EV technology so there is ample resources if they did want to create a QX80 hybrid. They already have hybrid versions of other Infiniti SUVs, so I could see them doing this. I still don't entirely understand the type of people who buy them, but I guess they exist somewhere.
 

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Nissan does have access to a plethora of EV technology so there is ample resources if they did want to create a QX80 hybrid. They already have hybrid versions of other Infiniti SUVs, so I could see them doing this. I still don't entirely understand the type of people who buy them, but I guess they exist somewhere.
Easy, the type of people that would buy them are those tired of the bad fuel economy that comes with a vehicle like this and people who want to go "green".
 
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