Lamborghini Confirms Huracán and Urus Hybrids Coming in 2024
Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann confirmed the Huracán's replacement will arrive by the end of 2024 as a plug-in hybrid.
Winkelmann confirmed the Urus SUV will switch to a hybrid powertrain in 2024 as well.
Lamborghini will also introduce two EVs by the decade's end; the first will arrive in 2028, with an electric Urus following in 2029.
Despite Italy generally opposing the European Union's plan for carbon neutrality by 2035, one of its most famous carmakers is stepping up its electrification plans. Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann recently confirmed two upcoming hybrid models and laid a road map for its first two EVs.
Lamborghini Hybrids on the Way
Last Friday, during a presentation in Sant'Agata, Italy, Winkelmann told reporters the Huracán's successor will arrive at the end of 2024, and that it would be a plug-in hybrid. This news comes courtesy of our sister publication, Road & Track, who also reported that Winkelmann said the Urus SUV will switch to a hybrid powertrain in 2024.
"And then we'll model the Urus as a hybrid in 2024," Winkelmann told reporters. "And at the end of '24 the brand-new Huracán will come to market."
A Lamborghini spokesperson today confirmed to Car and Driver that both of Winkelmann's statements are true.
Lambo's First EVs Are Coming Too
We've known that Winkelmann is bullish on EVs since we talked to him in person in 2021. The comments reported by R&T also line up with what he said back then, when Lamborghini announced plans to electrify every vehicle in its portfolio by the end of 2024.
What we've learned today—both from the R&T report and via direct confirmation from a company spokesperson—is Lamborghini's official plans for its first two electric models.
"In '28 and '29 we will have our first two BEVs," Winkelmann reportedly said. "It will be the first one to be completely a BEV car in 2028. And then in 2029 there will be the new Urus."
Simply put, Lamborghini's first EV will be an unknown car that arrives in 2028. Its second EV will be an all-electric successor to the current Urus, and it'll arrive in 2029.
Not Lamborghini's First Hybrid Rodeo
We should note that when Lamborghini reveals the plug-in-hybrid replacement for the Aventador, it won't be the company's first hybrid rodeo. We recently learned the successor to the Aventador (referenced with the internal code LB744) will be powered by a hybrid V-12 that generates up to 1001 horsepower. It features three electric motors, with two up front and one integrated to the new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Lamborghini is also diving further into motorsports, with a commitment to LMDH racing in 2024 as it gears up for a hybrid future. Back in 2021, Lamborghini sold a very limited number of the exotic Sián, an 808-hp V-12 hybrid based on the Aventador.
Hopefully, the Italian brand has made some strides in hybrid technology since then, as the Sián matched the Aventador's EPA-rated city and combined mpg, while netting one mpg worse (14 versus 15) in its highway number. Not great, Roberto.
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