The Lamborghini Urus will reportedly only be offered as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) from next year, with the brand embracing its electrified future.
Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of the Italian carmaker, recently confirmed the news to British publication Autocar, adding that the SUV will become a fully electric model when it enters its second generation in 2029.
The Urus will undergo a facelift in 2024, when the model is due to go hybrid, becoming the second PHEV in Lamborghini’s lineup alongside the recently revealed Revuelto.
Pop the bonnet on any Urus and you’ll find a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 from the Volkswagen Group. This engine is also used in the Audi RS Q8 but the Lamborghini is a bit more powerful with 478kW (490kW in the Performante).
The same engine will continue to be used once the model undergoes a facelift next year but with hybrid assistance.
According to Autocar, before the Urus goes electric in 2029, Lamborghini plans to release its first electric car, which will supposedly be a “high-riding 2+2 GT”. We can expect the new model to arrive around 2028.
“It will be about sustainability, have better visibility, and have the design of a very sexy car, but still immediately recognisable as a Lamborghini,” Winkelmann said.
In addition to the hybrid Urus, a replacement for the Huracan is also due next year which will also be fitted with a PHEV powertrain.