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The Lamborghini Urus plug-in hybrid is closer than expected

Lamborghini has officially announced the presentation of three new variants of two existing models, which will be announced in the coming weeks. Said announcement has come according to the good figures presented by the brand throughout the first half of this 2022 in which the Lamborghini Urus took most of the registration quota of the Italian firm.

Precisely for this reason, Lamborghini hopes to provide new variants of the sporty SUV. As officially reported by the company’s board, as of this month of August they will begin to present new versions of both the Urus and the Huracán. At the moment little else is known for sure, although the rumors and leaks in recent months have paved the way for the Italians in the coming weeks; nevertheless, only one of those variants will be an electrified model.

It is the expected Lamborghini Urus plug-in hybridalthough this could be one of the last mechanical variants to be revealed in 2022, since its commercialization was not expected until 2024, a date that could be briefly advanced to the end of 2023. Under the body of the sports SUV it is expected that the same mechanics that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid already has, or perhaps an evolution of this to achieve greater power and specifications.

The German model has a 4-liter V8 petrol engine block supercharged by two turbochargers that reaches a total of 549 hp. This works in conjunction with a 136 hp electrical system. The union of both blocks add up to a total of 680 hp and 900 Nm of maximum torque. This leads the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid to reach a top speed of 295 km/h and stop the stopwatch at 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. Additionally it has an electric range of 40 kilometers.

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The Lamborghini Urus will use the same mechanical train as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

In this regard, the Lamborghini Urus PHEV is likely to make use of this same mechanical train, since Porsche released it in its SUV model at the end of 2019. If the forecast of an improvement in its figures is finally fulfilled, it is possible that the Italian model takes its power up to 700 hp and the maximum speed up to beyond 300 km/h; however, for the moment, this is nothing more than speculation.

As to its aesthetics, no relevant changes are expected beyond some specific appendages to give a more differential personality to this variant. The same will happen inside, where it will house new buttons and menus in the infotainment system to adapt it to the new mechanical train.

On the rest of the variants that Lamborghini will present from this same month of August, there is a more performance and sports version of the Urus, which is estimated to bear the last name of “Evo”. Finally, the Huracán will also debut a “Sterrato” variant with raised suspension and a set-up for off-road use. However, neither of these two novelties will have electrification in its mechanics.

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