Lamborghini Urus will keep coupe-like silhouette and most of the fins and angles from the concept.
Lamborghini Urus derives its power from a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine churning out 641bhp.
Automobili Lamborghini, the renowned Italian luxury supercars manufacturer, is all set to foray into super sports SUV segment with the all-new Urus. The new Lamborghini Urus stole our hearts with its first preview as a concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. After a long gestation period, the production model of the SUV was caught on camera while setting hot laps at the Nurburgring racetrack.
The new Lamborghini Urus SUV will have its world debut on December 4, 2017. United States will be the first market to receive the Urus in the third quarter of 2018. A year after its launch, Lambo will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the SUV. Ahead of its official launch, Lamborghini has released a teaser video of the SUV. The teaser video not only reveals the futuristic sketch of the SUV, but shows the classic cars like LM002 SUV, Miura and Countach as well. No further design and technical details of the vehicle have been revealed. Photo Gallery – Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder
Interestingly, the name ‘Urus’ is inspired from the aurochs, which is an extinct species of large wild cattle found in North Africa, Asia and Europe. With an investment of over 400 million, Lamborghini has setup a new separate manufacturing facility near by its Sant’Agata Bolognese based plant. This new facility will serve as production hub for the upcoming SUV. It is estimated to produce 1,000 units in 2018, which will be increased to 3,500 units in 2019.
What’s so special about it? Well, its 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo powertain making 641bhp! Yes you read it right, a whopping 641bhp. The details were revealed by Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicalia on 16th May 2017. In terms of power, the new Lamborghini SUV fits between the Huracan and Aventador supercars. The SUV will come with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system.
The Lamborghini Urus will be more family-centric SUV with focus on on-road performance. The Italian supercarmaker has confirmed that it will have off-road driving modes – Snow, Sand, Gravel, etc. Similar to the Aventador S’ Ego mode, the Urus might come with a personalized mode. For the record, Lamborghini claims that the Urus will be the world’s fastest SUV. Though, the technical figures are yet to be revealed.
The SUV’s plug-in hybrid version will be packed with the twin-turbo V8 motor as its internal combustion component. It could be the 680bhp powerplant which is already used in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. However, the Urus hybrid won’t enter into production before 2020.
Designed on Volkswagen Group’s SUV-spec MLB platform, the Lamborghini Urus will keep coupe-like silhouette and most of the fins and angles. The same architecture also underpins the Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7. With low coupe-like roofline and shoulders, as we have seen on the concept, the Urus will not be as practical as other SUVs. However, it will surely be unique and more premium. It will be interesting to see how Lambo manages to create enough headroom with slanted roofline.
Lamborghini has confirmed that it will reveal the production-ready Urus on December 4, 2017. And, the news that will make you happier is that this Lambo SUV will also hit Indian shores. It might see a release sometime next year.
Pricing of the Lamborghini Urus will be below $200,000 (around Rs 1,28,11000), thus making it the most affordable Lambo in the current lineup.