Lamborghini Urus SUV Will Feature Hybrid Powertrain — Report

The Lamborghini Urus is set to be the first vehicle in the Italian manufacturer's history.

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The upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV will be the second SUV to roll out of the marque's headquarters at Sant'Agata Bolognese in Italy after the massive fuel muncher that was the LM002. However, the Urus will be the first and for some time the only plug-in hybrid vehicle to roll off Lamborghini's production lines.

Speaking to Autocar, Lamborghini R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani confirmed that the upcoming SUV will be the only hybrid in the Lamborghini line-up and be offered alongside a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 Urus.

Reggiani also stated that the only reason that Lamborghini went for the turbocharged engine for its second SUV was the fact that unlike its supercars, the SUV would need a huge amount of torque, which made turbocharging mandatory.

However, don't expect turbocharging to head over to the rest of the Lamborghini lineup. Reggiani stated, "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 Lamborghini R&D boss also told the British magazine that the design of the Urus "is pure Lamborghini. It has evolved considerably since the concept and the finished car is much better inside and out."

The new Lamborghini Urus shares the same platform with its Volkswagen group siblings, the Audi Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga and like the other two SUVs, it will also feature a 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 12:58 [IST]
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