With the SUV comeback still in full-effect with no indication of slowing its roll, it seems that the Lamborghini Asterion hybrid concept is sort of sulking on the back burner. Essentially, the Raging Lamborghini Urus SUV has trampled over the Asterion. But will Lamborghini Urus adopt that hybrid powertrain along with the spotlight? It seems quite likely for the Urus to be not only the first SUV the brand has made in while, but also the first hybrid.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann shared that because the Raging Bull only offers two models in the current lineup, the introduction of a third would most certainly be an SUV. A hybrid Lamborghini SUV would help to round out the family–which consists of the award-winning Lamborghini Aventador and the newer and less intense Lamborghini Huracan now that the long-running Gallardo has been retired. It is a known fact that a large percentage of exotic sports car owners have a soft-spot for the SUV as a daily driver, and that love is increased if offered by their preferred brand with perhaps perks.
The Lamborghini Asterion concept is a hybrid GT model that shows the brand’s capacity to plug into the powertrain trend. It seems that customer reactions to the Asterion were what put the brakes on the project. Even with 910-horsepower via a petrol and electric powertrain it was not enough somehow in current form. Perhaps the brand fears that adding another supercar to the mix may disturb sales for the other two offerings—the guesses are endless.
Could a 900+horsepower hybrid Lamborghini SUV be just the ticket? Because the Lamborghini Urus (or whatever name they land on if that is squashed) is slated for a 2018 release, there may be a bit more of a wait before the official decision is made public.
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