Lamborghini says goodbye to pure internal combustion engines this year

Lamborghini has announced that it is ready to launch the first track-focused Aventador, Huracan and Urus SUV production plug-in models next year. Lamborghini will also introduce four new products this year.

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Jan 23, 2022, 1:17 PM

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Lamborghini is all set for its latest series of internal combustion engine vehicles, as the luxury automaker plans to switch to track-focused plug-in Aventador, Huracan and Urus SUV models next year. It plans to convert its entire offering by 2024.

Managing Director Stephan Winkelmann said the brand for this year has almost sold out its entire production, followed by the record deliveries it made last year.

“This will be the last time we only offer combustion engines,” Winkelmann said in an interview, according to a Bloomberg report. He also added that 2022 has started on a high note.

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Lamborghini has invested 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to move towards plug-in hybrids and also aims to deliver an all-electric battery vehicle in the second half of the decade. Winkelmann added that the company is still working on the final design of its first electric car and is leaning towards a four-door model suitable for everyday use. A recent report said Lamborghini plans to introduce four new products this year.

The automaker launched three new products such as Huracan STO inspired by Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racing cars; Aventador Ultimae, the latest model in the Aventador and Countach LPI 800-4 series which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the popular Countach model.

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The Italian car brand had also reported making deliveries of 8,405 vehicles worldwide in 2021. It said it had seen double-digit growth in Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa ( EMEA). The Lamborghini Urus super SUV recorded the most deliveries with 5,021 units, followed by Huracans and Aventadors.

Date of first publication: January 23, 2022, 1:17 PM IST

Kevin A. Perras