from Rome/Sant’Agata Bolognese that Lamborghini has decided to put their highly
anticipated Urus SUV concept which was first showcased 3 years ago at the
Beijing Auto Show, into production.
had stated earlier that the Urus Super SUV will feature a 5.2 litre
turbocharged V10 engine from Audi with an electric motor with a plug-in
capability producing 584bhp.
be the first time Lamborghini has made an SUV. With roots from making globally
successful tractors, from 1986 – 1993, Lamborghini were also producing the
LM002. Over the course of 7 years only 328 of the SUVs where ever produced. The
LM002 was 5.2 litre V12 or a 7.2 litre marine V12 mated to a 5 speed manual
that Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Bentley, confirmed that they were going to
produce SUVs and also have started investing in R&D, while Maserati, and
many more have been hinting at the same, it was inevitable that Lamborghini was
going to join the club. And with pictures of Rolls Royce and Bentley already
floating around the internet of their development status, and Aston Martin
announcing its investment for the plug-in electric DBX crossover, Lamborghini
just had to raise their hand and make a move.
has said that they have invested hundreds of millions of Euros into the project
and the SUV will be in production by 2018. The Urus will be produced in
Sant’Agata Bolognese and they claim that it will determine a substantial
increase in capacity of production for the company. The company is investing
heavily on expansion. The existing facility will see the current 80,000m2 area
to increase up to 150,000m2. Theproject will also include the
construction of a new production line, warehousing and enlargement of the
R&D department while employing 500 new people as workforce.
Source: Lamborghini / Motown India
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