Lamborghini launched its Urus SUV back in 2018 and is all set to receive an update this year. The 2023 facelift version of Urus badged as Evo will weigh less and turn hybrid to gain more power.
Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, noted that Urus will undergo 2 different updates by 2024. He commented, “We have two steps. The first is the facelift, which adds more power and less weight – this is the idea – for the performance-oriented car. And then in 2024, we will have all our line-up hybridised, and the Urus is an important part of this.”
This means the SUV will receive a boost in its spec from the company prior to its pure electric transformation.
“After the hybrid car, the Urus will be fully electrified,” said Winkelmann making Urus a completely new car. There are no confirmed dates of launch for now but Lamborghini has plans to launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2028 which could push the electric version of Urus to 2029.
Less Weight and More Power
The updated 2023 Urus will weigh less than the 2200 kg of the previous model. The Urus Evo will be offered as a plug-in hybrid by 2024 before it is converted into a fully electric model. Since Urus has proved to be the best-selling model of Lamborghini in the past 3 years, it makes sense to electrify the model to keep it ahead of the curve in the next few years. Additionally, going all-electric and abiding by the stringent emissions regulations will only increase its appeal to more buyers.
Urus PHEV will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 paired with an electric motor, that generates a combined output of 671bhp and 664lb-ft. It will have a driving range of 19 miles with the electric motor alone and reduce CO2 emissions to 90g/km.
Underpinnings and Design Changes
Similar to Cayenne, Audi Q8, Bentley Bentayga, and Volkswagen Touareg, the Urus is underpinned by the MLB Evo platform.
Spy shots of the test mule revealed that the Evo will retain Urus’ general body shape while receiving some design tweaks. Reshaped front air intake, bonnet, bumper, and new brake lights can be noted as well as a redesigned lower diffuser. The rear looks more or less similar to the 2018 Urus.
Though the test shots did not give us a peek into the cabin, we can assume there will be aesthetic as well as technical upgrades to the insides. Better infotainment system and other revisions to enhance comfort and convenience are certainly expected. Not to mention the luxury that the brand is famed for will surely be visible.
In the international markets, Lamborghini will price Urus Evo slightly over the 160,000 pounds that the current model is being sold for.
Lamborghini India climbed up to 86% on the brand’s sales growth in our country with over 300 units of luxury vehicles sold. Of this, more than 100 units were of the Urus SUV. Recently, the company also introduced Urus Pearl Capsule Edition and Graphite Capsule Edition in India which were received by a few buyers from the upper crust.