It’s almost hard to believe the Lamborghini Urus has been on the market long enough for it to get a facelift. It seems like it was just yesterday that automotive enthusiasts were calling a Lamborghini SUV blasphemy, but here we are. And now, not only does Lamborghini offer an SUV, the Italian exotic automaker will soon offer an electrified version of that SUV.
Some expected the electrified Urus to be ready for the facelifted version’s debut earlier this year, but that wasn’t the case. According to spy photographers who caught this prototype testing in northern Sweden, a surprising amount of changes are being made to accommodate the hybrid system. The front end has been lengthened to give the hybrid powertrain the room it needs, and as a result, the plug-in Urus wears a longer bumper and hood. And if you’re thinking this might instead be some hardcore, high-performance variant, it clearly has a secondary fuel door for the charger port.
While the prototype’s interior was completely covered, we don’t expect any significant changes to head that way for the electrified version of the Urus. There might be some slight differences, if anything at all.
Rumor has it the plug-in hybrid Urus will borrow its powertrain from the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, which combines a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with an electric motor. But it wouldn’t be a Lamborghini if the powertrain didn’t see some changes. It’s being speculated that Lamborghini might take it up to around 808 horsepower from the 670 hp found in the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
The prototype Urus PHEV is still wearing quite a bit of camouflage and it’s still unclear when it’ll make its debut. But we do expect it to arrive sometime later this year as a 2024 model, so the wait shouldn’t be all that much longer. We’re also excited to see what model name Lamborghini is going to give its electrified SUV.