There will be no Bugatti EV and SUV for next ten more years
Bentley, Aston Martin, and Rolls-Royce are high-end automakers who just joined the SUV bandwagon. According to McLaren’s new CEO, sport utility vehicles are “extremely essential,” and Ferrari will join them as soon as next week with the Purosangue. Rumors that Bugatti will also release a high-riding model are untrue. Well, at least not anytime soon.
A Bugatti SUV is not in the business’s 10-year plan, according to company CEO Mate Rimac in an interview with the German magazine Autobmobilwoche. Additionally, even though the vast majority of automakers expect to market an EV by 2032, no fully electric vehicles will be created during this time. In reality, at least in some areas, many automakers will have stopped making combustion-engined vehicles by then. Ettore, however, asserted that Bugatti would no longer be comparable if an automaker were to be used as an example.
Although an EV has been put on hold, electrification is a trend that Bugatti cannot ignore. Even premium companies will be impacted by increasingly stricter emissions laws, which is why the Mistral roadster will be the last vehicle to use the powerful W16 engine. The replacement to the Chiron will be “heavily electrified,” according to Mate Rimac, and will have no choice but to use a hybrid powertrain.
A smaller combustion engine is likely to replace the sixteen-cylinder mill. However, the head of Bugatti has promised to replace the Chiron with a “very appealing combustion engine.” We’ll have to wait patiently because the hypercar won’t debut until 2024. It will be intriguing to see if the ICE is a completely original concept or if it is based on a gasoline engine from the VW Group, perhaps the brand-new V12 that will make its debut in the Lamborghini Aventador successor next year.
In the same interview with Autobmobilwoche, Mate Rimac stated that one of the objectives is to increase the hybrid powertrain’s electric range to at least 50 kilometers (31 miles). One-percenters could move around town without turning on their ICE.