The head of Lamborghini announced an all-electric crossover Urus
It is known that the popular model of the Italian company will “turn green” towards the end of the current decade and become the second “train” in the brand line. Lamborghini is part of the actively “greening” German concern Volkswagen, but, despite this, is in no hurry to follow the same path.
Earlier, the sports car manufacturer noted that it intends to keep cars with internal combustion engines in service in the European market even after 2035, if there is an appropriate legal opportunity. However, Lamborghini still plans to take some steps towards “greening”.
Last fall, it became known that the first fully electric Lamborghini model will appear in 2028. Then the CEO of the Italian company Stefan Winkelman said that this will be the fourth regular model in the brand's lineup, which will join a pair of existing supercars and a crossover. As planned by the developers, the novelty will be "a comfortable everyday model with a 2 + 2 landing formula and a sufficiently large ground clearance." Presumably, the role of the first Lamborghini electric car will be a coupe or cross-coupe of the Gran Turismo class.
The second electric car of the Italian brand will be the “green” version of the Urus crossover, according to Road & Track , citing Stefan Winkelmann. According to the head of Lamborghini, an all-electric SUV will appear in 2029. It turns out that by the end of the current decade, the brand line will already have two “socket” models.
It is worth noting that before the deadline, Urus will receive a plug-in hybrid version: prototypes of the corresponding novelty have already been caught during road tests. This will also allow Lamborghini to drastically reduce its total emissions. Stefan Winkelmann noted that a pair of electric vehicles will help the company reduce the current figure by about 80%.
Recall that the Lamborghini Urus appeared in 2018. This model remains the most sought after in the line of the Italian brand, by the way, crossover sales in the old-world market continue to grow. According to Carsalesbase statistics, Europeans bought 1381 units in the first 11 months of 2022, which is 12.6% more than in January-November of the previous year.
Last year, the company introduced the Lamborghini Urus Performante and Urus S , both crossovers are equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, its output is 666 hp and maximum torque is 850 Nm. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The first version takes 3.3 seconds to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds”, and the second is a little slower: its result is 3.5 seconds.
It is not yet possible to guess what the price tag of Lamborghini's all-electric crossover will be. Note that for the base Urus S in Europe today they are asking for at least 195.5 thousand euros, and buying a variant with an increase in Performante will cost at least 215.2 thousand euros.