Lamborghini to launch its first plug-in hybrid SUV

Friday, Dec 30, 2016

Italy based luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini is all set to launch its Urus SUV range, informed the company in an interview to a popular media publication. The company also confirmed that Urus will also feature the brand’s first plug-in hybrid, and that it will be the brand’s first and only SUV to get a plug-in hybrid system.

Lamborghini Urus shares its platform with its cousins Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga and will also feature 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension. This is also the company’s first SUV since the LM002 which was on sale from 1986 to 1993.

Lamborghini R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani has assured that there won’t be any compromise when it comes to the power of the car and all other variants of its SUV will get naturally aspirated engines.

He added “A supersports car is completely different; you need the responsiveness of the engine, to feel the spark of every cylinder. We will keep normally aspirated engines for our other models. They are still the best choice.”

The company also sees a strong distinction between its front-wheel-drive models and the increasing number of Rear-Wheel-drive variants in its portfolio. Lamborghini will continue to offer both the driveline systems as Reggaini explains that “a modern electronic chassis control system like that of the Huracan LP580-2 is no substitute for the ability of four-wheel drive to transfer power to the road.”

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