The Lamborghini Urus has proven to be a hit with the general public and if you go to the posh part of town around the world, you’re sure to see one. So, it is no surprise that Lamborghini have announced a second generation. It will be on a completely new platform, all electric and is expected to arrive in 2028 or 2029.
Lamborghini have a busy few years ahead with the release of a hybrid replacement for the Aventador, followed by a plug-in hybrid version of the current Urus, and then a hybrid successor to the Huracan in 2025. According to Autocar, Lamborghini’s first fully electric vehicle will actually be a crossover set to debut in 2028.
The most intriguing part is that the Italian carmaker will continue to develop its large V12 and V10 engines, with an all-new version of the former to be used as a component of the hybrid system for the Aventador successor.
The first Lamborghini EV is a mystery at the moment, but CEO Stephan Winkelmann has revealed the following:
When it comes to the first full-electric car, it’s clear that our approach is clear and prudent.
Clear because we say: ‘Yes, electrification is part of our future’. And prudent because we say: ‘It’s a completely new car: the fourth model. It’s a segment we haven’t been in for decades, if we speak about a 2+2 or four-seater, maybe also high from the ground, with more ground clearance.’
It is reported that Lamborghini will launch the Urus BEV one year after the first EV goes on sale so its initial two electric models will be crossovers. Given that Lamborghini is known for its impressive supercars rather than big SUVs, as successful as the Urus has been, this is somewhat strange.
However, Winkelmann has revealed that development has not started yet:
It’s advancing in the sense that we’re deciding this year what type of car this is going to be, and not only volumes, pricing and body style, but also much more on the content of the car. If everything goes accordingly, we’re going to kick off the project by the end of this year.
There’s still a chance that the manufacturer will decide not to pursue two electric SUVs and convert one of them into a sedan or something more sporty. Many car enthusiasts are still hoping for the 2008 Estoque sedan concept to become a production vehicle, with one high-riding vehicle and one sedan as the brand’s first two electric offerings seeming more sensible.
Even if it does go ahead with the two high riders as its first electric vehicles, Lamborghini will still set them apart by price. The Urus replacement will be the more expensive. In comparing the smaller model to something else, Winkelmann explained that:
At the end of the day it’s a more versatile car than the Urus so less affected by the purist approach of Lamborghini, which we have in the super-sports car business.