Pininfarina to show Lamborghini Urus rival next year

Pininfarina will reveal a new car every 12 months for the next four years as part of new product offensive. And next in line will be a Lamborghini Urus-rivalling crossover, due to be shown in the middle of next year, Auto Express can reveal. 

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Prototypes of the Italian firm’s halo model, the 1,900bhp electric Battista, are due to be built in the middle of next year ahead of first customer deliveries at the end of 2020. Only 150 examples of the Battista will ever be produced, each costing in the region of £2 million.  

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The models that are due to follow the limited-run hypercar will be more accessible in terms of price point, senior figures at the company revealed to us. Investment for the next four products has been secured with the Urus-rivalling crossover due next year to be priced from around £250,000. However, unlike the Urus, it will be a fully electric vehicle.

The firm recently announced that its upcoming range of EVs will be based on platforms developed in conjunction with Bosch engineering and Benteler. The platform will allow the firm a lot of flexibility in terms of packaging, with multiple electric motors able to be bolted to each axle. 

Pininfarina’s current production base is in Cambiano, where the Battista will be hand-built. The firm is looking to establish an addition production facility, ideally in Italy, where the upcoming range of additional models will be produced. 

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source: AutoExpress Best Car Reviews (autoexpress.co.uk)

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