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PHOTO CAPTION: Lamborghini Aurus SUV Concept will use electric hybrid system.

Will Lamborghini Aurus Be A Plug-In?

Lamborghini confirmed it would build the Aurus SUV, which it first debuted in 2012 at the Beijing Auto Show, introducing it in 2018.

Published: 06-Jun-2015

Here's what we know about the Lamborghini Aurus SUV: it will be available for sale starting in 2018 and it will be all-wheel drive. What we don't know, is how Lamborghini plans to power it, with speculation seeming to focus on some form of electric-assist.

In keeping with the Italian specialty carmaker's reputation for power and luxury, its assumed the Aurus won't be a laggard in terms of performance, but it also has to comply with every more stringent emission regulations. To comply, Lamborghini engineers will likely resort to some form of e-drive, with speculation centered on the Audi-built turbocharged 5.2-liter V10 "working in conjunction with an electric motor," according to Engine Technology International. It can be assumed that rather than operating as a charge-sustaining hybrid like the regular Prius, it will likely be more charge depleting like Toyota's plug-in Prius.

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