Lamborghini drives into SUV production

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LAMBORGHINI has confirmed the release date for its first ever SUV – the hotly-anticipated Urus – for December 4, 2017 in Sant’Agata Bolognese, where the company originated.

The Urus marks a new era of manufacturing for the Italian car manufacturer. It is the first vehicle they are bringing into production and follows similar moves from other luxury car manufacturers, notably Bentley with the Bentayga and Rolls Royce with the Cullinan.

The SUV market is one of the most popular markets worldwide – and it’s still growing.

Details about the upcoming SUV are still a little thin on the ground, with Lamborghini largely keeping it under wraps. However, the automaker has revealed a few titbits about its new vehicle.

What has been confirmed is that the brand-new SUV will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, which should generate somewhere around 650 horsepower.

The car will share the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga and will use the same 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension.

Pricing for the al-new Lambo is set to be around the €215,000 mark.

Earlier this year in a company statement, Lamborghini President Stephan Winkelmann said: “This is a proud moment for everybody in Lamborghini.

“The introduction of a third model line endorses the stable and sustainable growth of the company and signifies for us the beginning of a new era.”

He adds: “The new SUV will be made in Sant’Agata Bolognese, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding the values of ‘Made in Italy’ worldwide.”

Consumers will be able to get their hands on Urus around mid-2018.

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