To anyone over the age of 40, when you hear about a Lamborghini SUV you can’t help but picture the LM002. This 4X4 was a very different take on what an SUV should be. Lamborghini have grown up since then however, their new offering is sure to make far more sense. Should you trade in your current vehicle to upgrade to the Urus?
Lamborghini are not launching the Urus with a V12 engine! To the Lamborghini faithful this is a huge attack on what it means to be a raging bull, however to the rest of us it’s a very sensible decision. The idea of an SUV is to transport people and things around as well as providing increased safety ratings. Doing all of this with a snarling V12 seems over the top and unnecessary. The V8 is no slouch by any means though and it provides more of the low range grunt and torque needed to be an actual off-road car. Lamborghini also have plans for a hybrid power train to be added to the range, this shows that they’re following trends; hardly surprising with the profit possibilities in the market.
Initial tests have shown it’s a competent off-roader, on the track it’s a similar story too. The 0-60 time already beats a Huracan, it’s no surprise then that no other vehicle in its segment comes close to its sheer speed. It is also more than likely that a Performante version will be offered, with a reduction in weight and horsepower boosted over 700, could it even beat the Aventador?
As Lamborghini are part of the Volkswagen group it’s hardly surprising that the Urus has borrowed some parts from its British cousin; the Bentayga. Lamborghini have gone to great lengths to make it feel, look and sound like a true Lambo. While Bentley used a long wheel base to provide comfort and leg room, Lamborghini SUV used it to provide enhanced directional stability.
Despite delving into new waters with this car, Lamborghini haven’t lost any of their trademark speed or styling. Throughout the cabin you can see the signature hexagon designs. The Italians are expecting to sell around 3500 of these a year, this would double the company’s yearly sales and give it a useful presence in the most profitable segment of a booming market.