Volkswagen looks to Lexus for inspiration with LFA-like lease-only program for XL1.

The XL1, Volkswagen’s high-priced foray into the green car market, may only be obtainable via lease. This in effort to control the market and make sure proper maintenance is performed on the 250 limited unit run of the car.

VW of America’s manager of product and technology communications, Mark Gillies, confirmed with AutoblogGreen that “it will most likely be a lease scheme.” However, since the car is unlikely to come to the United States or Canada, this is something that will have to be taken with a grain of salt for the time being.

The XL1 is expected to retail for around $100,000.

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