The upcoming Lamborghini Urus is looking increasingly likely to be the Italian company’s first production vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. According to Lamborghini, the new Lamborghini Urus SUV production will be starting in 2018. That is not the only exciting detail they had to offer as they also reveal that the new Lamborghini Urus will also be coming in with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The demand for SUV does not look like it will be slowing down anytime soon and the automakers are seeing that as well. Lamborghini has already announced that they will be working on a new SUV and now they have revealed when the production for the new SUV will start. Lamborghini had already showed how far they could go with a plug-in hybrid engine when they showed off the Asterion concept last year. The concept was powered by a V10 engine that was paired with two electric engines, the combination offered the concept a massive 897hp.
To have a super sport SUV that is able to be the best performing, not just on road, but also in terms of off-road capability, in terms of angle of approach, and in order to take on the most extreme conditions possible. Lamborghini is leading the charge in to carbon fibre construction. The lightweight material is an integral part of the Huracan and Aventador supercars, not to mention the Asterion concept. The Lamborghini Urus SUV concept would be much lighter at about 100Kg than some other SUVs because of extensive usage of carbon fiber, although it is based on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Bentley EXP 9 F, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg. Look for the Urus to ride on the same platform as the next-generation Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. It might lack the old school charm of hand-beaten Italian super car bodies, but this rigid chassis should be an excellent starting point for Lamborghini’s extreme SUV.
This is a new world of performance, one where automatic transmissions are faster than manual gearboxes and all-wheel-drive models can out-run and often out handle their rear-wheel-drive rivals. Lamborghini power and all-wheel-drive hardware has long proven to be intoxicatingly addictive and neck-straining quick. It won’t outrun the Aventador, though we think the Urus should easily sprint from 0-100Km in about 3.0 seconds flat. If Lamborghini opts to transfer some of the fuel electric hybrid engineering from the Asterion concept to the production version of the Urus, well, you might want to paint this ultra SUV a vibrant shade of green.
For the time being this vehicle stays a concept and we’ll have to wait until 2018 to hear more. Lamborghini prices aren’t reasonable, so keep guessing and when we mean guess go through your wildest guesses.
'Urus' would be the name of this new SUV by Lamborghini, claimed to be a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
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