Lamborghini sports car hybrid SUV want to build a project or put on hold

Posted on 7/28/2015 10:47:51 AM

Lamborghini plans to delay its plug-in hybrid car Asterion mass production schedule, instead will focus on the Urus concept car based on the project to build the SUV in order to be able to successfully market the latter in 2018.
British automotive media Autocar quoted Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann (Stephan Winkelmann) saying:. "Currently, our project has been approved SUV Audi's parent company, the amount of production work temporarily Asterion may be difficult to make the trip."
But Stephen Winkelmann said: "For the battery weight considerations, we can take the opportunity to put it (referring to Asterion) was to create a larger and more spacious, and in order to test the consumer response."
Asterion LPI 910-4 Lamborghini concept car debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2014, as a plug-in hybrid concept supercar, Asterion LPI 910-4 equipped with Huracan using V-10 5.2-liter naturally aspirated engine, and is equipped with three motors in hybrid mode, the engine and the three motors are activated simultaneously, the total power output up to 910 horsepower.
Lamborghini According to official information, Asterion LPI 910-4 complete hundred kilometers in just three seconds, a top speed of 320 km / h, while pure electric mode, the maximum speed of 125 km / h, the mileage of 51.5 kilometers. After the new European standard driving cycle (NEDC) test, Asterion LPI 910-4 fuel economy of 57 miles / US gallon, or about one hundred kilometers fuel consumption of 4.1 liters.
Project to build SUV
Previously, according to foreign media reports, because of the instability of many luxury car market demand, the Lamborghini SUV delay in finalizing the project. But a few weeks ago, Audi has approved a Lamborghini SUV project.
In May this year, informed sources said, Lamborghini has been with the Italian government on tax exemption preferential agreement, announced May 25 in Italy put into the new SUV. Italian government will provide up to 80 million euros in tax breaks and other concessions in return, Lamborghini will recruit 500 employees in Italy.
Lamborghini's first SUV project called LM002, terminated in 1993. 2012 Beijing Auto Show Lamborghini Urus concept car released, a new SUV blueprint. Once the new SUV production, which will become the aborted project Lamborghini LM002 brand's first SUV.
Because with the new Lamborghini SUV Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg sharing platform, so the car part of the key components will be manufactured in Slovakia Bratislava plant. In addition, the car is expected to be priced at around $ 230,000, and may be associated with Bentley Bentayga, Maserati Levante and other competing markets.
2014, Lamborghini's global sales rose 19 percent to 2,530 vehicles. After the SUV into production, it is expected to add sales of 3,000 units, more than double.

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