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Lamborghini Urus’ Launch Date Revealed

Lamborghini Urus super sports SUV retains coupe-like silhouette and most of the fins and angles from the concept.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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Lamborghini Urus India

Lamborghini Urus derives its power from a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine churning out 641bhp.

The Italian luxury supercar marquee, Automobili Lamborghini is all set to bring in its first ever super sports SUV – ‘Urus’ – in the Indian market. The Lamborghini Urus was recently showcased at the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Italy. The super sports SUV stole our heart in its concept avatar during its global unveiling at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Lamborghini claims that the Urus is a “visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle”. The new Lambo super sport SUV shares its platform (MLB) with Audi Q7, Porshce Cayenne and Bentley Betayga. 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.

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Lamborghini’s first super sport utility vehicle – Urus – will see a release in India on January 11, 2018. The production-spec SUV made its global debut a few days ago in Italy. Just so you know, the vehicle was first previewed 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 in September 2017. The company teased the futuristic sketch of the SUV via an official video. Photo Gallery – Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder 

Lamborghini Urus Key Features

– Coupe-like silhouette
– Low coupe-like roofline and shoulder
– 21-inch – 23-inch tyres
– Laser sharp LED headlamps
– Fancy mesh grille
– Raked windscreen
– LED taillights with Lamborghini badge in the centre
– LM002-inspired dashboard’s slim ‘Y’ design
– Lambo’s signature hexagonal theme
– Multi-function, three-spoke steering wheel
– Lamborghini Infotainment system (LIS)
– Fully-digital TFT display with animated 3D representation
– 641bhp, 4.0L V8 twin-turbo engine
– World’s fastest SUV

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Lamborghini Urus India Launch

The news that will make you happier is that this Lambo SUV is coming to India sooner than expected. The Italian supercar manufacturer will launch the Urus super sports SUV in India on January 11, 2018. Official bookings for the SUV have already been commenced across the nation. A year after its launch, Lambo will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the SUV.

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. In India, Lamborghini is planning to expand its dealership network from three to five outlets by the end of next year.

Lamborghini Urus Price in India

Lamborghini Urus will be the most affordable Lambo in the company’s current product lineup. In India, it is estimated to be priced below Rs 3 crore (ex-showroom). 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.

Lamborghini Urus India Specifications

Engine4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo
Max Power650bhp @ 6,800rpm
Max Torque850Nm @ 2,240rpm – 4,500rpm
Acceleration (0-100kmph)3.6 seconds
Top Speed305kmph
Transmission8-speed torque converter
Drivetrain SystemAll-Wheel-Drive

What’s so special about it? Well, its 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo powertain that makes a whopping 650bhp! 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. Its V8 engine churns out a maximum power of 650bhp at 6,800rpm against 850Nm of peak torque between 2,240rpm – 4,500rpm. Similar to the Aventador S, the super sports SUV has the rear-wheel-steering system.

With front engine layout, the performance SUV is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in 3.6 seconds and 200kmph in 12.8 seconds. It can attain a top sped of 305kmph. For the record, Lamborghini claims that the Urus will be the world’s fastest SUV.

Lamborghini Urus SUV India

The SUV will come with a central torsion differential All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system with torque vectoring rear differential. Transmission duties on the SUV will be performed by an 8-speed torque converter. The Lamborghini Urus will be more family-centric SUV with focus on on-road performance. The Italian super carmaker 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.

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.

Lamborghini Urus India Exterior

Lamborghini’s all-new Urus SUV uses Volkswagen Group’s SUV-spec MLB platform, and retains coupe-like silhouette and most of the fins and angles from the concept version. 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. The new Lambo SUV comes fitted with the standard 21-inch wheels that can be upgraded to 23-inch special tyres (largest in the segment).

The production-ready Urus stays close to its concept, but gets better styling and improvements. Face of the SUV has been adorned with laser sharp LED headlamps and fancy mesh grille. The car also gets a coupe roofline with a raked windscreen. The LED taillights feature the Lamborghini badge in the centre.

Lamborghini Urus India Interior

Interior of the Urus is a sheer Italian beauty. The driver and passenger seats sit a low, but are claimed to be extremely comfortable with easy and accessible cockpit control. The dashboard’s slim ‘Y’ design seems inspired by the LM002 and other existing Lamborghini super sports cars.  The Lambo’s signature hexagonal theme is visible on door handles, air vents, air bag modules and cup holders. Other key features include a multi-function, three-spoke steering wheel, Lamborghini Infotainment system (LIS), a fully-digital TFT display with animated 3D representation, etc.

Lamborghini Urus India Suspension & Braking System

The new Lamborghini SUV has adaptive and adjustable suspension setup making it compatible for both race track and uneven surfaces. Stopping power comes from the 440mm front and 370mm rear carbon ceramic brakes. The SUV also comes with a pack of electronic aids.

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