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2024 Lamborghini Urus PHEV spied in production form

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Lamborghini‘s upcoming Urus plug-in hybrid (PHEV) “super” SUV now appears to be wearing its production body ahead of its previously confirmed launch in 2024.

Once the electrified Urus goes on sale it’ll bring the fight to the BMW XM, as well as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Our spy photographers captured this Urus PHEV prototype with a swirly black-and-white camouflage wrap that’s towing a trailer.

There has been a previous Urus PHEV prototype spied without any camouflage whatsoever, but it’s understood that prototype had pre-update exterior styling.

Both prototypes share the charging flap on the left-hand side rear wheel arch though.

The most notable exterior styling difference on this latest camouflaged Urus PHEV prototype are the reworked LED headlights that are partially camouflaged.

There’s also a lot of camouflage on other sides of the prototype, including the rear bumper, which could point toward Lamborghini hiding some of the changes for now.

It’s expected that future Urus PHEV prototypes will shed the camouflage and give us a better look at its bodywork.

At this stage it’s unclear what will power the Urus PHEV, but it could share share its plug-in hybrid powertrain with Porsche.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 mate with an electric motor and a 17.9kWh lithium-ion battery, with total system outputs of 500kW of power and 900Nm of torque.

This is 10kW and 50Nm less than the recently-revealed Urus S which is the “entry-level” version of the updated super SUV range.

Since the last Urus PHEV prototype was spied in July 2022, Lamborghini also revealed the meaner-looking Urus Performante.

Both models are powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine making 490kW and 850Nm, sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing for the Urus S starts from $409,744 before on-road costs and it’s set to arrive locally in the second half of 2022, whereas pricing for the Urus Performante starts at $465,876 before on-road costs and it’s set to arrive locally in the second quarter of 2023.

Lamborghini has previously said it’s launching its first hybrid series-production vehicle in 2023, with Lamborghini’s director for the APAC region, Francesco Scardaoni, recently confirming it will be the Aventador successor.

This successor to the Aventador has been previously spied and will have a V12 naturally-aspirated engine with a plug-in hybrid system.

The Urus PHEV and an electrified Huracan successor will follow in 2024.

Lamborghini’s roadmap to electrification will culminate with its first all-electric model, which will arrive “by the second half of the decade”.

Mr Scardaoni recently confirmed this electric vehicle (EV) will have a 2+2 seating configuration.

Previous rumours have pointed toward it being a grand tourer that will look similar to the Estoque concept from 2008, and the Asterion concept from 2014.

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