Lamborghini Prefers Urus SUV More than a Sedan
It seems Lamborghini will manufacture a production version of the Urus SUV, and not a sedan. Even though an official confirmation has not come, it seems absolutely likely that this will happen. For instance, Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s R&D director, recently made a statement that the SUV segment is the right one. He added that the brand’s top engineers have their work cut out for them for the next four to five years.
“We were given a very challenging target: Make the production Urus the best-performing and lightest vehicle in its category. This is forcing us to think outside the box. We envisage a start of production no sooner than early 2017,” he explained. According to him, if produced, the Urus SUV will be the lightest and fastest vehicle, which will be produced on Volkswagen Group’s SUV platform, known as the PL73.. The same platform will also provide the space for the next-generation Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and V-dub Touareg. The vehicle is expected to weigh around 4,400 pounds. As of now, no powertrain details have been revealed, but it will likely feature a 600-hp V8engine.
“It has the biggest growth potential and the highest emotion. We are investing in profitability,” said Stephan Winkelmann — CEO of Lamborghini.