Lamborghini is set to unveil the Urus facelift in the coming months. During a roundtable meeting with the Italian press, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann indicated that the refreshed SUV would debut at Pebble Beach, USA, at the Concours d’Elegance, which is set to take place on August 21.
- Expected to get a revised front fascia and hood
- Facelift model may be called Urus Evo
- Urus plug-in hybrid coming in 2024
Lamborghini Urus facelift: what we know so far
Earlier this year, Winkelmann told our sister publication Autocar UK that there will be two important rounds of updates for the Urus before 2024. "The first is the facelift, which adds more power and less weight – this is the idea – for the performance-oriented car," Winkelmann said. "And then in 2024, we will have all our line-up hybridised, and the Urus is an important part of this."
Now, according to a report by Italian media outlet Quattroroute, the Lamborghini boss indicated that the facelifted Urus will make its debut in August this year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, USA.
A camouflaged Urus facelift test mule has been spotted overseas, with the spy shots providing a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming SUV. At the front, it’s likely to get a simplified lower fascia, with the horizontal, Y-shaped trim pieces from the current model replaced by vertical slats. The hood seems to be redesigned as well with vents built-in for cooling. At the rear, there are new vents behind the wheel wells and it is also said to feature a different rear bumper, although that’s difficult to tell from the images.
As Winklemann suggested, the Urus facelift will weigh slightly less than the current model’s 2,200kg andpack in more power than the current car's 650hp, courtesy of revisions to its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8. As far as the name goes, it is likely that the updated car will be called the Urus Evo.
Urus PHEV arriving in 2024; all-electric version to follow
Following this round of updates, the Urus will also receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain in 2024, before it is replaced in the second half of the decade by an all-electric successor. Electrification will be key to maintaining the Urus' strong sales figures worldwide, as increasingly stringent emissions regulations risk the SUV falling out of favour, particularly with urban buyers.
The Urus PHEV is likely to feature a variation of the powertrain used by its Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid sibling. Mating the Volkswagen Group's twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 to an electric motor, the system produces combined outputs of 671hp and offers an electric-only driving range of around 30km, while cutting CO2 emissions down to 90g/km.
"After the hybrid car, the Urus will be fully electrified," confirmed Winkelmann, adding that it will be a "completely new car". He did not confirm a timeframe, but given the firm's first EV is scheduled to launch in 2028, and the Urus successor will be the second, it is unlikely to arrive before 2029.
Lamborghini Urus in India
Lamborghini India clocked an impressive 86 percent year-on-year growth in India, driven, of course, by its bestseller, the Urus SUV. In September 2021, Lamborghini India crossed the 300-unit sales milestone, over 100 units of which were the Urus, which was only launched in 2018.
The Urus was launched in India in early 2018, though deliveries for the SUV only began later in the year. Lamborghini has so far sold over a hundred units of the SUV here. The Urus Pearl Capsule edition was introduced in India recently, followed by the Urus Graphite Capsule edition.
Source: Quattroruote via Motor1