Lamborghini is adopting the electrified systems from the Volkswagen Group for the Urus, specially designed to work with VW’s MLB-Evo platform. However, Lamborghini is not merely borrowing this technology but adapting it to match their high-performance priorities.
The Urus PHEV is set to feature a powerhouse twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine currently in the existing Urus. This engine pairs with an electric motor and a reasonably-sized lithium-ion battery pack – a configuration that the 2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-hybrid flagship already uses.
Power, Performance, and Efficiency: A Delicate Balance
Although specifics about power, battery capacity, and all-electric capabilities remain under wraps, the hybrid model will likely aim to offer the thrilling performance of the Urus S and Performante while enhancing fuel efficiency.
The Urus PHEV will distinguish itself from its pure petrol counterparts with a unique aesthetic. New headlights and a sleeker front bumper, echoing the style of the Revuelto supercar, were spotted in this recently spotted camouflaged prototype, which will help define its exterior.
The prototype runs on mid-level 22-inch wheel options, while subtle tweaks at the rear end suggest a more restrained design.
In the coming months, we’ll see what Lamborghini has planned for its hybrid-powered SUV. But considering the ongoing success of this model in boosting Lamborghini’s profitability, it’s safe to say the hybrid will only fortify the firm’s bottom line.