Lamborghini CEO lets Urus power slip

Words: Nile Bijoux
15 May 2017

Lamborghini are in the final stages of preparing their upcoming Urus SUV for launch, but until now power outputs were shrouded in mystery.

Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said that the Urus will employ a twin turbo V8 engine pumping 484kW. He also said there will be a plug-in option available a year after the standard model launches. The Urus is built on the Volkswagen Group's modular MLB platform, shared with the Audi Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga. 

The raging bull plans to build an initial 1,000 units of the SUV next year, then 3,500 annually starting in 2019. This could spike depending on demand. Last year Lamborghini built about 3,500 two-seater sports cars.

The Urus is set to be unveiled by the year's end at the company's factory. It will be built alongside the Huracan and Aventador. 

Urus will go on sale in Europe during the second quarter of 2018 at just shy of 200,000 euros. The New Zealand release date and pricing is not yet known.


NZ Autocar

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