Lamborghini Urus SE Plug-in Hybrid Super SUV debuts in Malaysia

(June 11, 2024) Fresh from its ground-breaking international debut at Auto China Beijing 2024 in April, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur launched the Lamborghini Urus SE  on Malaysian shores. The first hybrid plug-in version of the Lamborghini Super SUV marks a historic milestone for Automobili Lamborghini, featuring a new design, optimized aerodynamics, unprecedented on-board technology and an 800 CV hybrid powertrain, all of which build on the Urus S in terms of comfort, performance, efficiency, emissions and driving pleasure.

Thanks to its “two hearts,” thermal and electric, the torque and power values are the highest ever, giving the SE a unique place in its category and boasting an 80% reduction in emissions. 

“The Lamborghini Urus was an important catalyst for the brand when it first joined our product portfolio back in 2017. Today, the Super SUV has firmly established itself as our best seller, not just in the Asia Pacific region, but across all markets worldwide," said  Francesco Scardaoni, region director of Automobili Lamborghini Asia Pacific.

"The new Urus SE sets the stage for an era of Super SUV evolution in the electrification phase, and it is also a significant milestone for the brand. I believe that this car is an interpretation of the brand going beyond, and how we revolutionized the automotive world with our iconic Super SUV. ”

The Urus SE offers an unparalleled driving experience also thanks to the plug-in hybrid system, which helps to improve the vehicle’s performance and dynamics on any surface and in any condition: more torque and power at any rpm is provided by way of innovative technical solutions such as the introduction of the electric torque vectoring system between the two axles, and the electronic rear differential.

The twin-turbo 4.0 V8 engine has been re-engineered to work in optimal synergy with the electric powertrain. It develops 620 CV of power (831 horsepower) and 800 Nm of driving torque; the combustion unit is combined with an electric powertrain delivering 192 CV (141 kW) and 483 Nm of torque (590 pound-feet).

In delivering maximum output the main focus has been on the calibration strategy between ICE and e-motor, reaching a total output of 800 CV to ensure an optimal power curve in every driving mode and on every surface. A 25.9-kWh lithium-ion battery is situated below the load floor and above the electronically-controlled rear differential.

The permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor located inside the 8-speed automatic transmission can act as a boost for the V8 combustion engine but also as a traction element, making the Urus SE a 100% electric 4WD vehicle capable of traveling more than 60 km (37 miles) in EV mode.

Debuting on the Urus SE is the new centrally-located longitudinal electric torque vectoring system with an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch, which distributes driving torque variably and continuously between the front and rear axles. The transfer case works in synergy with the new electronic limited-slip differential installed on the rear axle, giving the vehicle “on demand” oversteering to convey the feel of a purebred super sports car.

Both systems are designed and calibrated to best suit any type of grip condition and driving style, providing the maximum traction and agility whether driving on a racetrack or desert dunes, ice or dirt.

The Urus SE sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 11.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 312 km/h (194 mph). These figures make the SE the most powerful Urus ever and the fastest production car in the segment, setting a new benchmark in the Super SUV category.