Lamborghini’s first all-electric model is set to be a four-seat crossover when it arrives in 2028, brand CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed in an exclusive interview with Autocar magazine.
In December, and following an official overview of its ‘Roadmap to Electrification’ (Direzione Cor Tauri) that includes the introduction of plug-in hybrids from 2024 onwards, Mr Winkelmann explained to Yahoo Finance! that the first fully-electric model would be the brand’s fourth electrified model of the decade. This follows expected PHEV versions of the Urus SUV, and/or replacements for both the Aventador and Huracán.
Now, Winkelmann has explained in an exclusive interview with the UK’s leading car magazine that an all-electric “2+2 or four-seater” would arrive in 2028, followed by the second generation of Lamborghini’s Urus SUV.
“When it comes to the first full-electric car, it’s clear that our approach is clear and prudent.
“Clear because we say: ‘Yes, electrification is part of our future’. And prudent because we say: ‘It’s a completely new car: the fourth model. It’s a segment we haven’t been in for decades, if we speak about a 2+2 or four-seater, maybe also high from the ground, with more ground clearance.”
The new EV would be only the third Lamborghini since the Urraco was discontinued in 1979 to feature 2+2 seating, following the Urus and the short-lived LM002 of the late 1980s/early 1990s. The company also debuted the Estoque four-door concept in 2008, though it never made it in to production.
Further details regarding the new EV, aside from the “higher ground clearance” edict, remain a mystery at present. Given though that Audi’s new ‘Artemis’ platform, set to underpin the all-electric successor to the A8 sedan, is also expected to be at the base of Bentley’s first EV in 2025, it’s speculated that both Lamborghini’s fully-electric model and the second generation Urus, also expected to go fully electric after a period of hybridization, could use its sister company’s EV platform as well.
Winkelmann only explained however that, at the very least, the new EV must remain a ‘Lamborghini’.
“Making is important for the DNA of the brand. It’s clear the car has to be a real Lamborghini. But on the other hand, there’s no manufacturer who does everything in-house, so we have the chance to buy inside the group or outside the group. This is a big advantage we have.
“If everything goes accordingly, we’re going to kick off the project by the end of this year.”