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Buried at the bottom of a Volkswagen press release is the automaker's first official mention of pricing for the radical XL1:

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"...priced at approximately $145,000."

That's per VW.

$145,000 is in line with our 3-month-old report of a $146,000 price tag on the XL1.

Now, you may be saying that we were $1,000 off, but one must remember that VW has no intention of selling the XL1 in the US, so that "approximately $145,000" price mentioned by Volkswagen is a figure converted from Euros.  The conversion factor has certainly changed since we reported on the $146,000 price this past summer.

Why use the word "approximately?"  Again, it's a conversion factor thingy.  Want a specific price?  Okay, let's go from US dollars to Euros - $145,000 = 105,401 Euros

So, if someone asks you what's the price of the XL1, answer them with "approximately $145,000."