Life in the Lamborghini Huracan Evo just got even better.
With over 100 million devices sold, Amazon Alexa can be found in homes all over the world today. And considering the rapid adoption rate of the virtual assistant device, it was only a matter of time until the cloud-based voice service transitioned to the next biggest thing outside of homes: cars.
As could be expected, the Seattle-based technology and retail giant has already partnered with various automakers to add Alexa support to numerous Toyota, Audi and Ford models. All of these brands are fairly pedestrian, with Amazon so far avoiding exotic marques. However, that's about to change.
Lamborghini is the latest manufacturer to offer Amazon Alexa integration, starting with the Huracan Evo supercar. The 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo will be the first car to feature a new generation of Amazon Alexa Auto, which offers more advanced features than older versions available from other automakers. Life in the Lamborghini Huracan Evo just got even better.
A video released by Lamborghini shows how Amazon Alexa will allow occupants to control multiple vehicle functions with simple voice commands. Tasks such as changing the interior lighting, adjusting the climate control, view suspension, all-wheel-drive and all-wheel-steering settings, and play music playlists, as well as opening garage doors when arriving home for convenience. It isn't clear at the time, however, if Amazon Alexa support will be a new standard feature or an optional extra for the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo.
"Lamborghini is a future shaper, and this is the first time an automaker will deliver in-cabin car control through Amazon Alexa to bring together car controls as well as smart commands and Alexa's standard capabilities," said Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali.
"Our vision is for Alexa to become a natural, intuitive part of the driving experience, and Lamborghini has embraced that by integrating Alexa directly into its onboard infotainment systems," vice president of Alexa Auto Ned Curic added. "The integration will enable Lamborghini owners to enjoy the convenience of an intelligent voice service while focusing on the joy of the Lamborghini driving experience, and we expect it to set a new standard for in-car voice experiences when it ships this year."
This isn't the only upgrade the Lamborghini Huracan Evo is getting, either. Lamborghini recently introduced a new rear-wheel-drive version of the supercar for enthusiasts who want a more engaging driving experience, which sends 610 horsepower to the rear wheels.