Lamborghini SUV awaiting approval, based on Urus concept

September 18, 2013

After revealing the Lamborghini Urus concept SUV last year, the Italian company, owned by Volkswagen Group, is said to planning a production version for 2017. The new large luxury crossover will be the first model of its kind from the manufacturer.


It’s understood Lamborghini is awaiting final approval from company executives before commencing production.

Although the model isn’t likely to be completely the same as the Urus concept (pictured), much of the vehicle’s inspiration is likely to be drawn from it. Company boss, Stephan Winkelmann, spoke about the concept last year, saying,

“The Urus is a very concrete idea for the future of Lamborghini – as a third model line and as the perfect complement to our super sports cars.”

The new model, which would target US and Chinese markets, would be built on Volkswagen Group’s new large SUV platform which will also be used for the next-gen Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. It will of course showcase a bespoke body and styling true to the Lamborghini brand character.

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As for the engine, details are yet to be uncovered. The Urus concept uses a V10 unit producing 440kW. The engine would be matched up to a constant all-wheel drive system and a six-speed automated manual.

Prices are expected to be right up at the far end of the market. It could compete with the upcoming Bentley SUV and possibly the new Rolls-Royce SUV which is said to be in the works.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.