Lamborghini announces the officially production luxury SUV, first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012 at the Beijing auto show, planned for 2018.
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Lamborghini Urus will have a lightweight shell and 600 horsepower and at 5ft 6 inches, the hybrid is relatively small in comparison to other SUVs.
From the press release:
New Lamborghini SUV: Production in Sant’Agata Bolognese and investment of hundreds of millions of Euros
Rome/Sant’Agata Bolognese, 2015-05-27
Lamborghini prepares for a new era
Automobili Lamborghini announces a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range. The market introduction of the series model is planned for 2018. A concept of the car was first presented as the Lamborghini Urus in 2012 at the Beijing auto show.
The new vehicle will be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese and will herald additional growth and significant opportunities across the marque with the expansion of the product range. It will also determine a substantial increase in the production capacity of the factory. Over the lifecycle of the new vehicle the company will invest hundreds of millions of Euros.
The project will be realized due to the joint commitment of several parties involved, including Volkswagen Group with AUDI AG as Lamborghini shareholder, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Invitalia (Italian national agency for inward investments and economic development), Emilia Romagna Region, the Union Representatives and the entire Automobili Lamborghini team.
Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann declares: “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.”
source Lamborghini Automobili