Lamborghini is working on a plug-in hybrid SUV range called Urus

Lamborghini URUS

We've known for quite a long time now that luxury carmaker Lamborghini is developing an SUV for 2018.

At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the Italian supercar maker teased the public with the hybrid Asterion concept. If you are unaware, it won't be the company's first attempt to make an SUV as it has made large cars in the past with the LM002 being the first SUV which was on sale from 1986 to 1993. "It has evolved considerably since the 2015 concept and the finished vehicle is much better inside and out" It looks like Turbocharging will be mandatory for the Urus because an SUV needs huge torque.

Although, Reggiani did say that turbocharging will be "completely mandatory", since the SUV is heavy and needs all the torque it can get.

Reggini has however ruled out hybrid drives for any other model in the Lamborghini lineup for the foreseeable future. He said that weight, power, and aerodynamics are of the utmost, as Lamborghini moves forward.

Lamborghini is also going to maintain a close distinction between four-wheel-drive models and the growing number of rear-wheel-drive models.

In an interview with Autocar, Lamborghini R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani confirmed that the upcoming Urus will be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Additionally, it will offer both driveline systems. Reports suggest that Lamborghini recently launched an electric supercar program called Vitola, using the all-electric Mission E platform from Porsche. Lambo plans to fit the Urus with a fancy 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension. Urus will use the Major League Baseball 2 platform, from the new Q7 generation and Bentayga, which could be modified using carbon fibre components and other lightweight materials like titanium and magnesium.

The Italian sports vehicle maker has confirmed that its high-riding SUV - the first off-roader to wear the Raging Bull logo since the LM002 of the 1980s - will be the company's first foray into electric propulsion with a plug-in hybrid variant as part of the model range.

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