Last week we teased an SUV coming from the stables of Lamboghini. Today we would quickly run you through Lamboghini’s proposed 4wheel drive.
The Urus is Lamborghini’s second off-
roader after the monstrous LM002 from the 1980s;also, the only SUV by an exotic sports-car brand—at least for now,the angular, angry styling seems bent on turning urban roads into battlefields. Lamborghini’s trucklet will use the second generation of the Volkswagen Group’s modular-longitudinal platform, used by most Audi passenger cars and expected to underlie the next generations of the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg. The main competition for this luxury jeep is the upcoming Bentley SUV, BMW X6
M, Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged,Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
The engine that will come with this SUV would be an Audi-derived 4.0-liter, twin-turbo and variants may include a V-8 both in hybrid and diesel.
Earlier this year it was confirmed that the Urus will go into production in 2018. It will be based on Audi Q7/Bentley Bentayga underpinnings and will be priced from around £150,000-£200,000.
Stefan Winkelmann CEO Lamboghini confirmed that the production version of
the Urus which would be based on architectures of the audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga is likely to keep the concept’s rakish exterior but will have a significantly more comfort-orientated
and conventional interior.“The look will evolve from the concept, but you will
recognise it both as a pure Lamborghini and from the concept,” he said.The surfaces are larger and the needs of
occupants more around usability. The Urus must be capable of being a family’s first car all year round. It
must have driveability, comfort, roominess and more.Top speed and performance will be important also.
The new model will be built at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Reports had
suggested that the Italian government had granted Lamborghini a number of “tax breaks and other benefits” to ensure that a new domestic facility was
opened in Italy. Lamborghini has since confirmed that the deal was made possible thanks to assistance
from the likes of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Invitalia – the Italian national agency for inward investments and economic development. Given that the production Urus is set to use the same
underpinnings as the new Audi Q7 and the forthcoming Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini’s luxury SUV could have been produced in the same Slovakian
factory as the Q7.However, the new model will significantly expand the
capacity of the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant, with the company saying it will invest “hundreds of millions of
euros” in the facility. The factory will almost double in size, growing from 80,000 square metres to around
150,000 square metres. Lamborghini also intends to hire 500 new employees.
Launching the Urus is now considered a high priority for Lamborghini, as the company recently confirmed.
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