Lamborghini‘s upcoming Urus plug-in hybrid “super” SUV has been spied once again ahead of its previously confirmed launch in 2024.
Once the electrified Urus goes on sale it’ll go head-to-head with vehicles like the BMW XM, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Our spy photographers captured this Urus PHEV prototype with a swirly black-and-white camouflage while parked in a grassy field. It’s parked next to a number of other Volkswagen Group vehicles, as well as what appears to be a Porsche Macan EV prototype.
This latest Urus PHEV prototype appears to be very similar in terms of design to a recently-spied example, with the reworked LED headlights and the tweaked grille design.
There’s also a covered-up charging flap on the left-hand side rear wheel arch like all previous Urus PHEV prototypes.
This Urus PHEV prototype is still covered in an abundance of camouflage, which could point toward Lamborghini hiding some of the changes for now. The interior is all covered up too.
It’s expected that future Urus PHEV prototypes will shed the camouflage and give us better look both inside and out.
At this stage it’s unclear what will power the Urus PHEV, but it could share its plug-in hybrid powertrain with Porsche.
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 mate with an electric motor and a 17.9kWh lithium-ion battery, with total system outputs of 500kW of power and 900Nm of torque.
This is 10kW and 50Nm more than the recently-revealed Urus S which is the “entry-level” version of the updated super SUV range.
In addition to the Urus S, Lamborghini has also revealed the meaner-looking Urus Performante.
Both models are powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine making 490kW and 850Nm, sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Lamborghini has previously said it’s launching its first hybrid series-production vehicle in 2023, with Lamborghini’s director for the APAC region, Francesco Scardaoni, recently confirming it will be the Aventador successor.
This successor to the Aventador has been previously spied and will have a V12 naturally-aspirated engine with a plug-in hybrid system.
The Urus PHEV and an electrified Huracan successor will follow in 2024.
Lamborghini’s roadmap to electrification will culminate with its first all-electric model, which will arrive “by the second half of the decade”.
Mr Scardaoni recently confirmed this electric vehicle (EV) will have a 2+2 seating configuration.
Previous rumours have pointed toward it being a grand tourer that will look similar to the Estoque concept from 2008, and the Asterion concept from 2014.
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