New Huracan and hybrid Urus coming in 2021
Lamborghini recently revealed their goals for the coming decade, confirming that the next generation Huracan will be powered by a plug-in hybrid system. In addition, they announced that two fully electric models will be added to their lineup by the end of 2029. This announcement was made during a presentation detailing the company’s updated Direzione Cor Tauri plan, which covers all aspects of their production process.
According to Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO, Lamborghini’s approach can be summed up as a “cradle to grave” strategy, which strives to decrease a car’s overall emissions by 40%. This encompasses all stages of the car’s life, starting from the initial production of components by a third-party supplier to its eventual disposal, including the fuel it consumes. What makes this objective even more remarkable is Lamborghini’s claim that their current contribution to global emissions is only 0.001%.
Impressive, but what other knowledge have we gained regarding the automobiles?
According to Lamborghini, “the year 2024 will mark the expansion of electrification with the release of the initial hybrid variant of the Urus Super SUV and the second HPEV [High Performance Electric Vehicle] in the lineup, taking the place of the Huracan.” While the introduction of a hybrid Urus and an electrified successor to the Huracan may not come as a surprise, Lamborghini has officially confirmed these plans.
The recent news states that Lamborghini plans to introduce their “first full electric Super SUV in 2029” after the production version of the Lanzador is released in 2028. This revelation not only confirms the arrival of another electric vehicle following the Lanzador concept’s production last year, but also hints that the Lanzador may not necessarily be an SUV.
According to Lamborghini, their latest creation can be best described as an “Ultra GT 2+2.” This statement begs the question: does the Estoque theory still hold any weight?
To sum up, the presentation by Lamborghini did not reveal any new information, but it emphasized their commitment to reducing emissions. This shows their dedication to making a positive impact beyond just selling electric vehicles. For instance, they have successfully decreased water usage in the production and painting process of all vehicles by an impressive 34%, and have also planted approximately 10,000 oak trees. These efforts demonstrate their determination to improve their overall sustainability practices.
Through initiatives such as these, a definitive hybridization strategy (beginning with the Revuelto), and advancements in synthetic fuel technology, Lamborghini ensures the continuous presence of their super sports cars. We are starting to believe that they have a fighting chance to persist with combustion as their foundation. Let’s hope for the best.