Lamborghini Urus SUV headed for production

According to The Detroit News Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, has said in an interview in Tokyo that the company is working on an SUV.

“We’re going low profile now. I can’t tell you much on details now, but when we get close to the launch, we will have more,” Winkelmann said.

Lamborghini showed off the Urus SUV concept car (above) in 2012, but it’s unclear how much the production Lamborghini SUV will share with that vehicle. The Urus concept is powered by a 440kW (600hp) engine sending power to all four wheels via a permanent all-wheel drive system. The car features an interior full of leather and “forged composite” carbon fibre, 24-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights.

In any case, the “Urus” will likely share its underpinnings with other luxury SUVs produced by the Volkswagen family, including the next generation Touareg, Audi Q7 and Bentley SUV. Unlike its relations, the Lamborghini Urus (or whatever it’s called) will be more of a SUV coupe, like the BMW X6, with more of an emphasis on comfortable seating and high speed rather than outright luggage space.

What does Urus mean? Most of Lamborghini’s cars are named after famous fighting bulls. The Urus, however, is named after the ancestor of the today’s domestic cattle. The ancestor is commonly known as the auroch, but also goes under the name of ure or urus. The last known auroch died in 1627 in Poland.

Urus dimensions

Length: 4,990mm
Height: 1,660mm

Source: The Detroit News

Derek Fung

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