The famous Italian supercar maker entered SUV segment a couple of years ago and it holds the title of being fastest in this segment for a while, mostly thanks to that monstrous 641-hp V8 engine. Now, the company is working on electrification and while most of us would expect to see improvements in fuel economy as a result, the main purpose of adding electric motors and batteries will be to improve performances even more, reports say. At this point, we don’t know much about the 2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid SUV but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about it.
According to the company’s spokesman, the new system is still under development and it will be based on the current V8 engine, sourced from Audi. Other than the upgraded powertrain, we may see some visual and mechanical revisions as well. The 2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid release date should happen sometime in the second half of 2021.
2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid SUV Specs
When it comes to 2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid specs, details are yet to come. At this point, it is still early to talk about the exact numbers, as well as in terms of the exact setup. Simply, the whole system is still in the developing phase and the first details should come in the next few months. At this point, we know for sure that the new system will be based on the same V8 engine. It will get help from one or more electric motors. Also, we count on a respectable battery capacity, which should provide a decent all-electric range as well.
Instead of providing higher mpg ratings, the new system will rather put the focus on improving performances event more. Therefore, we count on a lot of additional power and torque in particular. All in all, it shouldn’t be a surprise if the new 2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid SUV even beat the standard gasoline model in terms of acceleration, even though it will be notably heavier.
On the other side, the gasoline version will carry on in the same way. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 4.0-liter V8 from Audi. In this case, it comes with several big upgrades. The max output goes up to 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to move this SUV from zero to sixty in just 3.1 seconds and to provide a top speed of 190 miles per hour. Speaking of the acceleration and speed, this Urus completes 1/4-mile in just 11.3 seconds. When it comes to fuel economy, it goes around 12 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid Design
Of course, the overall design characteristics won’t be much different compared to the standard gasoline model. This model rides on VW’s MLB platform and shares most of its parts with Audi Q8 and Porsche Cayenne. Still, there is a lot of exclusive parts and design solutions as well. Compared to the standard model, the 2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid specs will be slightly different, especially in terms of weight. Of course, this version will be heavier, due to the battery pack. However, the battery could also provide a lower center of gravity and make the overall performance better, actually.
Visually, we count on a couple of exclusive details as well. Some of the things that come to mind are new wheels and front fascia, which would accentuate its electrified character.
When it comes to the interior design, the new hybrid version probably won’t be much different and that’s a great thing. Probably the best thing about this SUV is that it’s spacious enough to accommodate more than two passengers, like other models from this manufacturer. The second row comes with a capacity for two or three passengers, depending on the configuration you choose. The cargo area is also quite generous, considering the model’s character.
The dashboard shows a lot that this SUV is related to the Q8. This particularly refers to the infotainment system and other multimedia goodies, which are directly borrowed from the four-ring sibling. The new 2022 Urus Plug-In Hybrid interior may feature a slightly different instrument cluster. The rest should remain largely the same.
2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid Release Date and Price
We expect that the new version will arrive sometime in the second half of the next year. When it comes to the 2022 Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid price, we still don’t know the details but we presume it will be notably higher compared to the standard gasoline model, which starts around 222.000 dollars.
Sources: Motor Authority, Overdrive