Pune: Italian super sports luxury car brand Lamborghini, which launched the new super sports car Huracan Evo in India on Thursday, barely a month after its global debut in Bahrain, is betting big to doubles its sales in the country and targeting to be among the top 10 markets globally over four-five years.
The facelift Huracan Evo priced at Rs 3.73 crore at pan India showroom primarily competes with super sports cars such as Ferari 488 and McLaren 720 S in the international market as well as in India.
The new Huracan Evo imported from Italy attracts over 100 per cent import duty and other levies, making it costlier in India, the world’s fifth and Asia’s third biggest car market.
The new sports car comes with refreshed styling, more power and better aerodynamics. The engine has been carried over from the Nürburgring record-holding Huracán Performante that had launched in India in 2017. The motor is a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 unit that produces 640hp (a 30hp increase over the previous Huracán), and 600Nm of torque, which helps the Huracan Evo sprint to 100kph from standstill in a claimed 2.9-second and do the 0-200kph run in 9.0 seconds. The top speed is unchanged at 323.5 kph.
Lamborghini has also introduced a new chassis control system called Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI). This system will control every aspect of the car’s dynamics – sensors constantly monitor the vehicle’s acceleration, roll, pitch and yaw rate, and can actively predict driver behaviour, while a new generation of magnetorheological damping has been brought in.
“The Huracan EVO is the very definition of evolution as it is a step ahead in terms of redefining the segment parameters,” Matteo Ortenzi, CEO at Automobili Lamborghini Asia Pacific told Financial Chronicle.
Equipped with the finest, the new sports car has already piqued the interest of Lamborghini owners in India, he said, adding that it is remarkably easy to drive, while delivering the most responsive, sensory and agile driving experience.
“Our brand is not a car to drive from point A to B but it is a lifestyle for the rich and famous,” Sharad Agarwal, head at Lamborghini India told FC.
With Lamborghini Urus SUV launched last year in India, ahead of many other countries, and now Huracan Evo making it to India first after its global debut last month, showed the growing importance of Indian market, he pointed out.
“With growing demand for our brand vehicles, we are targeting 50-60 per cent growth in calendar year 2019,” Agarwal said, adding that over the next four-five years, India would be among the top 10 global markets for the brand....