Lamborghini’s bosses have approved an expansion plan that will be used in the company’s first battery-electric model long-distance fourth model production line. The plan will be in the form of a two-door four-seater luxury wagon. The owner Stephen Wynn Kerman (Stephan Winkelmann) confirmed that it will be in the “second half of this decade.”
The new model will be “at least 2 + 2 or four-seater”
EV may be based on the upcoming SSP architecture
Lamborghini will also electrify its three existing product lines by the end of 2024
Lamborghini’s upcoming electric car: what we know so far
Winkelman said that the initial development of the new car has begun, but he said it has not yet decided on its final form. Winkelman told our sister publication ” OurUK”: “This will be at least 2 + 2 or 4 seats.” “We currently mainly imagine a two-door car, but we have not yet made a final decision on the body style or power output.”
The British “Autocar” first reported in 2017 that Lamborghini is likely to base its first EV on a four-seater luxury travel coupe. According to industry insiders, this route is being followed because this is the brand’s sports car tradition and current electric cars. The best combination.
Winkelmann added that the final decision on the basic specifications of electric vehicles will be made next year, and explained: “There are two steps. One is to analyze the body style and volume of the segment, and the other is our platform with Volkswagen Match between to find the best solution.”
The four-seater luxury station wagon will also be positioned in Lamborghini’s new market segment, thereby helping the Italian company expand sales.
Winkelmann said that it is too early to talk about sales targets for new models, but he suggested: “If we talk about two-door four-seat, it will be the gap between our existing models. This will not be the number of supercars. , But it will not be the number of supercars. [higher] Urus Roll [SUV]. “
As previously reported, Lamborghini is preparing to use the new performance-centric PPE platform for electric vehicles developed by Porsche and Audi. However, the launch time of Lamborghini EV is close to 2030, which means that it may now become one of the first vehicles to use the upcoming SSP architecture, which combines elements of the PPE and mainstream MEB platforms. The SSP platform is highly adaptable and can adapt to various electric motors and battery pack technologies.
The first car based on this will be the result of Audi’s ongoing Artemis project, which will expire in 2026 and will eventually provide support for 80% of all models of the Volkswagen Group.
In terms of powertrain, Lamborghini electric vehicles may use electric motors shared with Porsche and Audi, although partnerships with electric vehicle technologists and supercar manufacturer Rimac may be attractive. Porsche owns a large number of shares in this Croatian company and is currently negotiating with the company to jointly operate Bugatti in the future.
Lamborghini’s “Direzione Cor Tauri” route map
The new Lamborghini electric vehicle will be the culmination of the company’s newly announced Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap, which will include the electrification of the three existing product lines through plug-in hybrid powertrains by the end of 2024.
The Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap-citing the most dazzling star in Taurus-will invest more than 1.3 billion pounds (approximately Rs 13,474 crore) in PHEV technology in the next four years due to the need to reduce the company’s environmental impact. But Winkelmann vowed to “maintain the brand’s DNA” and “bring it to a new level.”
Lamborghini in India
In India, Lamborghini retails Aventador S and Huracan Evo supercars and Urus SUV. The Urus has always been Lamborghini’s best seller in India. The sales reached the milestone of 100 units In March this year.
Recently, the Italian manufacturer also launched Ulus Pearl Capsule Edition in India. Urus Pearl Capsule Edition is a pre-configured Urus that provides a two-tone color scheme and many other interesting features. This version has three unique paint options-Giallo Inti (yellow), Verde Mantis (lime green) and Arancio Borealis (orange)-while the body skirts, rims, exterior mirrors, roof and fenders are all decorated It is bright black.
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