Lamborghini Urus SUV gets a 650 hp twin turbo V8, launching end-2017

Porsche’s decision to make luxury SUVs (an act of blasphemy according to purists) had saved the company from financial ruins. Now, the folks at Sant’Agata wants to emulate the same success story, thus giving the green light to produce the Lamborghini Urus SUV.

CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali has just confirmed that the Urus will be motivated by a twin-turbo V8 engine that belts out 650 hp. In keeping up with the Volvo XC90, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is among the cards as well, but that will arrive a year after the petrol V8 goes on sale.

According to the Italian supercar manufacturer, the Urus will make its worldwide debut by the end of the year and will be built alongside the Huracan and Aventador. The platform is largely the same as the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga – both a spinoff based on the same underpinnings.

European sales of the Urus will begin by the second quarter of 2018 with a 1,000 units, followed by 3,500 units annually in 2019. The reason for this is that Lamborghini’s annual capacity is limited to just producing 3,500 cars, although upgrading works are now well underway.

Now, the price. The Urus carries a sticker price of 210,000 euros (approximately RM996k) a pop, considerably more expensive than the Cayenne Turbo. Just as a heads up: it’s probably coming to Malaysia as well!

Source: Automotive News



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