The powerful crossover Lamborghini Urus has officially received the “green light” from management. The name is derived from the great ancestor of the Bull; the Auroch which stood over 5ft 9” (1.8 meters) tall.
2017 Lamborghini Urus is back in the plans
Lamborghini, the high-end supercar manufacturer, has been given the go ahead to put the Urus concept into production. It was first shown at the Beijing Auto Show all the way back in April 2012. The official debut will take place around the middle of 2017.
It is said that the Urus was put on hold thanks to the instability of the European economy, but for whatever reason, Lamborghini now feel that the time is right to release this SUV (with an emphasis on S rather than U!) to the waiting world.
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2017 Lamborghini Urus Release date
The Urus will go on sale throughout the world, including the United States, Western Europe, Russia and the middle East.
We expect to see the productionized version of the Lamborghini Urus at one of the major auto shows later this year, but it won’t make it to the dealers until later – perhaps around September as a 2018 model year.
Lamborghini are calling this the ‘Lamborghini for every day’, which we guess is because it’s more practical than their hyper cars.
Release date: mid 2017
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2017 Lamborghini Urus Price
We don’t yet know the official pricing, we’ve even spoken to a number of dealers and they don’t know either – or they’re certainly not saying if they do.
However, one industry source has calculated the price to be in the region of $210,000, only time will tell if that’s accurate.
2017 Lamborghini Urus Video
2017 Lamborghini Urus Redesign
Although details are scant, it is said that the platform for the Lamborghini Urus will be universal, meaning that it will also see service in the next generation Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg. As you’d expect from a manufacturer like Lamborghini, the Urus will be engineered for lightweight and driving dynamics; carbon fiber, magnesium alloy and aluminum will play a significant part in the construction.
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2017 Lamborghini Urus Specs
Lamborghini have stated that for an SUV, torque is all important, more so than straight horsepower. For this reason, they have chosen to fit a twin turbo system to the 4.0 liter V8 engine, the expected power output is in the region of 600 BHP and over 700 lb/ft of torque.
However, CEO Stephan Winkelmann has also hinted at another powertrain option, which is widely believed to be a plug-in hybrid. Lamborghini have almost confirmed that, but haven’t released any details regarding it; will it be electric motors on top of the 4.0 liter V8? Or a much smaller capacity gas engine?
Whatever the power source, all the Urus will be permanent all-wheel drive and will run a dual clutch transmission.
2017 Lamborghini Urus Pictures