Automobili Lamborghini confirmed that the all-new Aurus SUV concept will be a plug-in hybrid

Lamborghini Aurus SUV concept uses hybrid powertrain and produces around 600 HP due to turbocharged 5.2-liter V10 engine (currently found in the Audi RS Q7) working in conjunction with an electric motor.

6/29/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

The vast majority of luxurious automakers are really into hybrids as well as electric vehicles and Automobili Lamborghini is not exclusion from them.

Recently Lamborghini has confirmed that its latest concept Aurus will be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with all-wheel-drive system.

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The new model looks set to share MLB Evo underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg

Deceptive appearance

Nonetheless, don’t expect to see a real “monster”.

The Lamborghini won't be a laggard in terms of performance – hybrid powertrain produces around 600HP – enough, but not more than that.

This is for using Audi-built turbocharged 5.2-liter V10 engine (currently found in the Audi RS Q7) working in conjunction with an electric motor.

However, as the company says, this is because of even more stringent emission regulations In the European Union and the United States.

Their engineers were forced to resort to some form of e-drive, with speculation centered on the Audi-built electric motor system for matching all the criteria.

Just to remind you – McLaren P1 GTR has only recently become road-legal.

Production

The new Lamborghini Aurus, which was first unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in 2012, is expected to go on sale in 2018.

Alas, we don’t know anything else about the specifications of the vehicle  as well as the minimum price for it, but we do know that the OEM plans to produce as many as 3,000 units per year, meaning that the third model in the company’s current line-up will more than double Lamborghini’s current annual production of approximately 2,500 cars.

Well, good luck with that one.

The company definitely has high expectations about this car, so let’s wait and see what the result will be.

 

Winkelmann said: “This is a proud moment for everybody in Lamborghini. The introduction of a third model line endorses the stable and sustainable growth of the company and signifies the beginning of a new era. The new SUV will be made in Sant’Agata Bolognese, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding the values of ‘Made in Italy’ worldwide.”

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What do you thing about the Lamborghini Aurus SUV? Will it be a good car?

Are you waiting it to go into production?

Will Automobili Lamborghini manage to sell that many Lambos?

Leave your comments on that in the comment section below.

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