Lamborghini Urus super sports SUV retains 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.
The Italian luxury supercar marquee, Automobili Lamborghini has finally launched its first ever super sports SUV – ‘Urus’ – in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 3 crore (ex-showroom), the Lamborghini Urus shares its platform (MLB) with Audi Q7, Porshce Cayenne and Bentley Betayga. Lamborghini claims that the Urus is a “visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle”. 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. The new Lambo super sport SUV stole our heart in its concept avatar during its global unveiling at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Photo Gallery – Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder
– 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
Lamborghini Urus isn’t only the world’s fastest SUV, but the most affordable Lambo from the Italian supercar maker in India. The sports SUV has been priced at Rs 3 crore (ex-showroom). With an investment of over 400 million, Lamborghini has established a new separate production plant near by its Sant’Agata Bolognese based facility in Italy. This new manufacturing unit serves as production hub for the Lamborghini Urus 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 this year.
|Engine||4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo|
|Max Power||650bhp @ 6,800rpm|
|Max Torque||850Nm @ 2,240rpm – 4,500rpm|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||3.6 seconds|
|Transmission||8-speed torque converter|
What’s so special about it? Well, its 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo powertain that produces a whopping 650bhp! In terms of power, the new Lamborghini SUV fits between the Huracan and Aventador supercars. Its V8 tubrocharged engine can develop a maximum power output of 650bhp at 6,800rpm, while producing a peak torque of 850Nm between 2,240rpm – 4,500rpm. Similar to the Aventador S, the super sports SUV comes with the rear-wheel-steering system.
With front engine layout, the performance SUV is claimed to do 0-100kmph in 3.6 seconds and 200kmph in 12.8 seconds. The SUV offers a top speed of 305kmph. For the record, Lamborghini claims that the Urus will be the world’s fastest SUV.
The SUV will come with a central torsion differential All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system with torque vectoring rear differential. For performing transmission duties, the SUV gets an 8-speed torque converter. The Lamborghini Urus is a more family-centric SUV with focus on on-road performance. The Italian super carmaker equips the SUV with off-road driving modes – Snow, Sand, Gravel, etc. Similar to the Aventador S’ Ego mode, the Urus is offered with with a personalized mode.
The company will also introduce the plug-in hybrid version of the Urus. This new model will derive its power from 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’s all-new Urus SUV is built on Volkswagen Group’s SUV-spec MLB platform, and retains coupe-like silhouette and most of the fins and angles from the concept version. The MLB architecture has already been used in the Bentley Bentayga and the Audi Q7. With low coupe-like roofline and shoulders, as we have seen on the concept, the Urus isn’t as practical as other SUVs. Though, it’s certainly unique and a more premium machine. The new Lambo SUV rides on 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 aggressive appeal – thanks to its 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.
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 is 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. Features such as a multi-function, three-spoke steering wheel, Lamborghini Infotainment system (LIS) and a fully-digital TFT display with animated 3D representation are also on offer.
The new Lamborghini SUV comes with adaptive and adjustable suspension setup making it compatible for both race track and uneven surfaces. Furthermore, the SUV gets the world’s largest brakes – the 440mm front and 370mm rear carbon ceramic brakes. The SUV also comes with a pack of electronic aids.