The much anticipated Lamborghini Urus is expected to make its debut at the 2017 Auto China to be held in Beijing in April, 2017. It was at the 2012 Auto China, where Lamborghini first showcased the Urus concept to the world.
Lamborghini’s new SUV, the Urus has recently been spied testing in Denmark.
Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini CEO last week confirmed the production of the URUS will start in April this year at Lamborghini’s plant in northern Italy.
According to the spied image, the key design cues Urus receives will be a four-door layout, high ground clearance, and angular headlamps.
The Urus will be powered by a 4.0-litreV8, twin turbocharged petrol engine with an all wheel drive system. The power figures are not yet confirmed but it is expected that a 4.0 litre V8 engine will deliver about 600 hp of power. The Urus design will be based on the MLB platform from the Volkswagen group which underpins Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. It is expected that Lamborghini might bring the Urus with hybrid technology later in its lifecycle.
Lamborghini Urus will be the third production model from the company after the Huracan and Aventador sports cars in its present lineup. The company is planning to manufacture 3,000 units of this SUV, which will significantly up the overall sales. In addition, the company is making a huge investment in their Bolognese facility to increase the facility size and to create more jobs on the production line and in Research and Development.
The Urus will go on sale in 2018, and will compete with the likes of Bentley Bentayga and the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan.