PHEV-Powered Lamborghini Urus SE Launched In Malaysia

This PHEV Lamborghini Super SUV lands locally with a pre-tax price tag from RM 1.028 million. 

Fresh from its international debut at Auto China 2024 in April, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur has since debut the Urus SE (pronounced essay) on Malaysian shores. This second production PHEV from the raging bull marque is currently touted as its most practical offering to date, with the headline figures worth highlighting at the start here being for it to pack 789 combined horsepower (800 PS), as well as 60 km of pure electric range. 

Starting on the power front first, that insanely high horsepower figure comes from Lamborghini bolting the Urus’ existing 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, located within its 8-speed automatic transmission in the SE. The ICE portion is already said to contribute a mighty 620 PS and 800 Nm of torque, while the EV side of things brings another 192 PS and 483 Nm to the proceedings, for a combined peak of 800 PS at 6,000 rpm and 950 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 5,750 rpm. 

Lamborghini currently touts for this SE to be ‘the fastest production car in the segment, setting a new benchmark in the Super SUV category’. This claim is to be backed up by this PHEV completing the century sprint in just 3.4 seconds (relative to the Urus S’ 3.5), with the second century coming by in just 11.2 seconds, before it eventually tops out at 312 km/h. 

Other notable performance-centric highlights meanwhile on this Urus SE is to be its 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. Lamborghini claims for its transfer case to work 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.

Now moving onto the efficiency part of things on the other hand, the Urus SE’s 60 km of all-electric range capability comes from it packing a 25.9-kWh lithium-ion battery in between the load floor and aforementioned electronically-controlled rear differential. Further specific charging details are unfortunately still not all that clear thus far, but what is nevertheless known instead (in typical Lambo fashion) is that this bull can charge to over 130 km/h on just EV power alone. 

In terms of its exterior, the SE has brought with it a subtle facelift for the wider Urus lineup. A reworked face that recalls ‘certain new styling concepts introduced by the Revuelto’ is topped off updated matrix LED headlights up front that supposedly takes after a bull’s tail, while its rear gains a Gallardo-inspired redesign of rear hatch with a black transverse section linking the Y-shaped taillights. 

As for what lies inside, the Urus SE gains a larger central screen that now measures 12.3-inches and runs on the latest iteration of Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS). There has also been slight tweaks to its air vent design and cabin materials, with this PHEV further adding 4 extra driving modes to “tamburo” selector unit: EV Drive, Hybrid, Performance, and Recharge on top of the usual Strada, Sport, and Corsa modes (for road and track use), and the Neve, Sabbia, and Terra modes (for surfaces with a different grip than asphalt). 

The Urus SE is now open for booking in Malaysia through Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, the local authorised distributor, with a starting price of RM 1,028,000 before taxes, duties and of course customisation, of which there are now over 100 exterior colours to choose from, as well as 47 interior colour combinations and 4 types of embroidery options, with even greater personalisation potential offered via its Ad Personam program. 

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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