The path of electrification is inevitable for brands, not only in the long term but also in the short and medium-term. It is what remains if they want to survive. Something that the most exclusive manufacturers like Lamborghini are no stranger to, which is already working on its first plug-in hybrid. A PHEV version of the Lamborghini Urus has been hunted down by photographers during a series of tests.
The objective is to offer a model that maintains the design and striking appearance of the SUV but adds an electrified part that allows it to lower its approved emissions. But it will also allow the launch of a vehicle with a more sustainable image within a segment that is usually far removed from this section.
Among the curiosities of the photos is that in addition to adding the charging socket on the left side of the rear wing, this Lamborghini plug-in has been spotted carrying out the tests accompanied by a couple of Porsche PHEV models. Specifically the Panamera and the Cayenne.
Something that tells us that almost certainly, Lamborghini will borrow the Porche plug-in system, but quite possibly add some spice to differentiate itself in aspects such as power and dynamic performance.
At the moment its characteristics have not been published, but it is foreseeable that the plug-in Urus will have at least 786 CV of power (650 gasoline + 136 CV electrical) which will allow it to even exceed the acceleration of the current model that is not exactly slow when achieving go to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. Quite a challenge for the PHEV version that adds power, but also weight.
A weight that comes from the hand of an electrical system where we should find a battery of at least the same capacity as the one mounted by the Cayenne PHEV, with 17.3 kWh, which will allow it to travel around 50 kilometers in electric mode, and in this way reduce the figures of consumption and emissions.
A model in the flat phase of development that if everything goes according to plan, will be ready to hit the market sometime in the second half of 2023, with first deliveries possibly occurring in early 2024.