Lamborghini, record semester
A record 2022 is expected for Lamborghini, which closed the best half-year ever in terms of sales, turnover and profitability. Global deliveries rose to 5,090 units (+ 4.9%), while in terms of financial indicators, turnover reached € 1.332 billion, an increase of 30.6% compared to the first six months of 2021. An even stronger leap for the operating result, compared with the previous year, it recorded an increase of 69.6%, going from 251 to 425 million euros, a value that alone exceeds the 393 million recorded in the whole of 2021. operating margin reached 31.9%, exceeding the 24.6% achieved in the same period last year. The persistent success of the Urus SUV, which absorbs 61% of sales, against 39% of the Huracán and Aventador super sports models, the latter at the end of production, pushed the results higher.
Lamborghini underlines how deliveries are distributed in a balanced way over all three macro-regions in which Lamborghini is present, America, Asia Pacific and EMEA (Europe-Middle East and Africa), which share 34% and 25% respectively. and 41% of global volumes. In detail, the United States is confirmed as the first market (1,521 units), followed by China (Mainland China-Hong Kong and Macao) (576), Germany (468), United Kingdom (440) and the Middle East (282).
Illustrating the results, the president and CEO of Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann highlighted how the brand has “a solid portfolio covering 18 months of production” with an increase in profitability that is driven “not only by volumes, but also by the growth of the high-end range with many options and a high level of individualization, a trend that we do not see diminishing in the coming years “. “Every month – he underlines – we sell more cars than we can produce”: for Winkelmann “, however, it is difficult to estimate how the whole year and the beginning of 2023 will go due to the problems linked to the rise in energy prices. and commodities, as well as the impact of the rate hike “in the context of the tightening of monetary policies. With reference to the change at the top of the VW Group (which controls the Sant’Agata company through Audi) with the arrival of Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche who ‘looks’ at the stock market, Winkelmann finally explained that he had no “news” on a possible quotation of Lamborghini.
Lamborghini’s 2022 has already seen a very positive reception for the Huracán Tecnica, unveiled in April, but above all it will record the Urus face-lift in mid-August, which will be unveiled at Pebble Beach, and at the end of the year the latest version of the Huracan “which it will also be the last Lamborghini powered only by an internal combustion engine “. This was stated by the president and CEO of Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann on the sidelines of the presentation of the accounts of the Sant’Agata house, recalling that “our ‘hybrid revolution’ is coming with the new Aventador, followed in 2024 by the new generation of Hurus and Huracan. Thanks to this, we aim to reach the CO2 reduction target of at least 50% in 2025, while maintaining our commitment to provide more and more performance “.
The ad reaffirms the “Lamborghini road map on emissions with increasing hybridization and the use of synthetic fuels, before switching to electric on the Urus and on a hypothetical fourth model”. “We have a few years to understand if synthetic gasoline will have a future and to decide” the strategy of the next generation of cars, the one that will debut after 2026, observes the manager who highlights the difficulty of planning with the target of the EU stop to endothermic cars starting in 2035.
“Of course, Europe gives small manufacturers a 12-month derogation from that deadline, but for a manufacturer like us it means nothing”, he observes. “We have to make the right choices: we would like synthetic fuels, but many locations will cut emissions thresholds for entry long before 2035. And we produce machines that need to be homologated and accepted around the world,” concludes Winkelmann.
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