Lamborghini Gallardo Successor to be a Simpler Lineup

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Lamborghini’s “entry-level car,” if you want to call the $187,000 Gallardo “entry level,” is getting on in age and we already know that a successor is due out in 2014. We also know that the Gallardo came in a dizzying amount of formats, trim levels, body styles, and special editions, which tended to confuse the casual Lamborghini buyer and was somewhat intimidating.

In an interview with Car and Driver, Lamborghini America COO, Michael Lock, let us know that the Gallardo’s successor, which may be named the Huracán, will be a much simpler lineup to navigate. It’s not that Lambo will eliminate all of the options, but rather streamline them into precise packaging. The basic configurations — coupe, convertible, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and lightweight — will be available, but you will not be able to walk into a dealership and pick a Lamborghini that meets every spec (i.e. convertible, all-wheel drive, and lightweight).

That will be a relief to most buyers, as is the much needed elimination of the aging Gallardo. We will continue keeping an eye out for news on the upcoming Gallardo replacement and let you know as soon as we hear something. We expect to start seeing a lot more details rolling down the pipe by the end of this year and we should see an actual production concept sometime in early-2013.

Also addressed in the meetup was the manual transmission option making a return in the Gallardo’s replacement. It was confirmed by Lambo’s COO that the manual option will not return in this model, or ever again to the Lamborghini lineup.


6 comments:

Maybe Gallardo is fatigued by the changes, developments it recently take. Modifications gave best results of this model.

I suggest that the Gallardo must be retired and proceed to the new-model which the world is waiting after the Aventador and Murcielago.

This is my first time to hear a news regarding the plan of the Lamborghini for Gallardo. I didn’t expect that they are now into a production of a simpler Gallardo.

Wait, Have I heard it right? It sounded wrong. Why they are releasing a simpler Gallardo?

A simpler lineup on the entry-level? I think it’s good. How simple they want the Gallardo?

I’ll go with the simpler to navigate. I’m interested on it.

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