In the recent years, it has become very clear that many people like SUVs because they are providing comfort and safety features. Lamborghini is also no stranger to SUVs since making of the LM002. It is one of the rarest SUVs in the world, with just a few hundred produced. After this model, the company was more oriented to the production of high performance cars, such as, Huracan or Murcielago. However, back in 2012 at the Motor Show in Beijing, this company released a concept called Urus, and this concept will see its production version, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus. The Urus will be built in Italy at the company’s Sant’Agata plant.
2018 Lamborghini Urus Exterior Design
The exterior design of the production SUV is going to be very true to the concept which was released in 2012. The production car will get similar proportions as the concept, along with a coupe-like design and a well known Lambo look. It will have high enough ground clearance to be usable as an SUV. But there will be some differences between the concept and production car. The 2018 Lamborghini Urus will have smaller rims and bigger tires, different rear end with a quad-exhaust system, hidden diffuser and new headlights in the front end.
The interior design of the 2018 Lamborghini Urus will be crucial for its success. Right now, the review of the interior can be based only on the 2012 Concept. The production version will have four very comfortable seats with multiple ways of adjusting. There will be standard heating and ventilation. The dashboard will be all covered in leather and made by aluminum construction. The Urus will be equipped with a large 12-inch or 15-inch display placed on the center console, which will also be used as the control center for most of the model’s functions.
2018 Lamborghini Urus Engine
At the moment, it is unknown what type of engine will be under the hood of this SUV. According to some rumors, it should be a similar engine as in the concept car. However, given the years that had past from the concept car and fast engine evolving, the production car might be offered with a 4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, coming from the RS6. This drivetrain can produce 650 hp and over 600 pound-feet of torque. With these numbers, this car can be faster than the X6 M. Offering better fuel consumption and much higher top speed (maximum speed is 186 mph), this should be the fastest SUV on the market. After the initial release, the market should also become richer for the 2018 Lamborghini Urus hybrid. This hybrid could use a specifically built three-liter twin-turbo V-6 derived from the S4 engine, along with a pair of electric motors. Together they could offer over 550 ponies, while fuel efficiency should be more than 30 miles per gallon.
The price of the 2018 Lamborghini Urus SUV will be significantly higher than the prices of its competitors. The base price will be € 180.000 (less than 200.000 dollars), while the higher-end variant could go up to $300.000. The 2018 Urus should make its debut in the middle or late 2016, but the actual release date of this new Lamborghini should be in early 2017.
In terms of size and design, the main rival to the new Urus will be the X6 M. Also, there could be a few new SUVs like the new Range Rover, or the one made by Bentley.
China could be the largest market for this new SUV, but the company has had a problem moving its cars there, because of high taxes on cars with engines larger than 4L.
History of this model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Urus