It’s been five years Lamborghini debuted their first ever SUV concept car in 2012 at the Beijing Auto Show. While Lamborghini has already confirmed that it would hit production, we ha no clue what it looked like until a spy photo of the SUV surfaced online. Yes, the Lamborghini Urus is coming, it is being tested and here’s our first glimpse of what would the coolest SUV of all time.
The car was called ‘Urus’ but despite the hype, the famous car brand didn’t follow through with production.
However reports have emerged that the Italian car manufacturer is resurrecting the SUV project with work beginning in April this year.
In an interview with Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali, confirmed that Pre-series models were to built from April and that the SUV will retain the Urus name.
The CEO also indicated that the Urus will be semi-autonomous and that the second variant will be a hybrid.
Domencialli also revealed that the company will eventually move to using hybrid and electric motors on their sports cars once they can produce the same power as a petrol engine.
However don’t expect an electric Lambo for at least ten years.
What we know bout the Urus, based on the concept debuted in Beijing in 2012, is that the car will produce around 600 Bhp.
The Concept images make it look like a cross between the Aventador and a Porsche Cayenne.
Its looks are surely going to be divisive but it could well stake its claim as the must have flashy, Luxury SUV for Footballers.
In a company statement Winkelmann declared: “This is a proud moment for everybody in Lamborghini.
“The introduction of a third model line endorses the stable and sustainable growth of the company and signifies for us the beginning of a new era.”
He also added: “The new SUV will be made in Saint’Agata Bolognese, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding the values of Made in Italy’ Worldwide.
Production of the new Lamborghini SUV in Sant’Agata Bolognese with consumer-ready models expected to be released in 2018.