According to the company’s research and development chief, the brand’s all-new SUV, coming out to dealerships in 2018, will be the singular plug in hybrid in the family.

The Lamborghini Urus model range will also feature a plug in hybrid powertrain, for the first time in the company’s range, according to research and development boss Maurizio Reggiani – but it’s interesting this is the only model with such a setup, offered next to the regular Urus packing a twin-turbo V8. This is Lamborghini’s second SUS after the LM002 built between 1986 and 1993 and most rumors point to a 2017 presentation and start of sales in 2018. It shares the platform with the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga so it will have access to shared technologies – such as the 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension.

“The design [of the Urus] is pure Lamborghini,” commented Reggiani. “It has evolved considerably since the [2015] concept and the finished car is much better inside and out.” Turbocharging will be “completely mandatory” for the Urus, because “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.” Reggiani added Lamborghini focuses its efforts on power, weight and aerodynamics as they bring enhancements in terms of handling.

Via Autocar


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