Nearly five years after its debut in concept form in 2012, the production Lamborghini Urus started testing. IAB reader Andreas Lehr has this week shared spy shots of a production Lamborghini Urus captured in Germany, giving one of the clearest looks yet at the SUV. The Lamborghini Urus will debut on 4 December.
The Lamborghini Urus stays close to the concept version. The rising beltline, sloping roofline, muscular wheel arches, large wheels and flattish back glass give a very dynamic look to the crossover. Underpinning the exotic Italian SUV is the Volkswagen Group's MLB-Evo platform shared with the Bentley Bentayga and Audi models, including the Q7.
Lamborghini will offer the Urus with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine at launch. The first turbocharged engine for the company will develop 650 hp in this SUV. Neither the Urus nor any other Lamborghini will have a diesel engine option, as it is not in the DNA of the brand. A plug-in hybrid option - also a Lamborghini-first, will follow a year after launch.
Lamborghini will produce the Urus, which it proudly calls "the first super sport utility vehicle in the world", alongside the Lamborghini Huracan and Lamborghini Aventador S at its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Italy. The European launch will take place in Q2 2018 (April-June 2018). The company plans to manufacture 1,000 units of the coupe SUV next year. If the demand is higher, this figure will increase to 3,500 units in 2019.
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USA, China, Middle East, UK, Germany and Russia are the key world markets for the Urus. Pavan Shetty, ex-Lamborghini India Head, had hinted in 2015 that India would also get the Urus.