Lamborghini has been repeatedly spotted testing a mid-cycle facelift for the Urus, and a new report from Automotive magazine claims the disguise will come off sometime in 2022. The revised “Super SUV” variant is expected to bring an extension of the family as Sant’Agata Bolognese is planning a plug-in hybrid version and a non-electrified Sport RS.
The PHEV has been a long time coming, Lamborghini CTO Maurizio Reggiani revealing in an interview nearly three years ago that the Urus would have a charging port within 18 months. That obviously didn’t happen, but it looks like LM 002’s spiritual successor is getting close to jumping on the electrified train.
According to Automotive magazine report, the Urus PHEV will rely on an unknown Porsche engine named “LK5”. The UK publication doesn’t say whether it’s a six-cylinder or an eight-cylinder engine, but it does say the gasoline plant can produce up to 600 horsepower. It will run with an electric motor to deliver a combined power of 820 hp.
As with all conventionally powered vehicles that adopt a plug-in hybrid configuration, the Urus PHEV will take on considerable weight. We hear it will add about 551 pounds (250 kilograms) to the V8-powered model available today. That would bring the total to 5,401 lbs (2,450 kg) before adding any of the optional features available and we’re sure there will be plenty.
Fewer details are available regarding the Urus Sport RS yet to be confirmed. It is said to offer up to 675 horsepower, which would be a bump of 25 horsepower compared to the current model. It could use an upgraded version of the existing 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine and perhaps a little more torque than the 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) accessible in the regular Urus.
On a related note, Automotive magazine claims the next-gen Urus has been delayed until 2028 and that we won’t see a Huracan replacement until 2025. The Aventador has also reportedly been pushed back, even though the flagship V12 supercar has been around for literally a decade. A fourth model remains a recurring, quirky affair and has not made it past the full-size clay model.
The “embarrassing shortage of fresh produce” as reported by Automotive magazine could cost Lamborghini up to 3,500 sales a year through the middle of the decade, but as usual with reports, take this information with the proverbial pinch of salt.