The long in making 2018 Lamborghini Urus is finally getting to see a light of the day. Not every car buyer has the capacity to think about bringing home a Lamborghini model, leave alone buying one! The Italian iconic luxury car maker is a favorite with the filthy rich lot and it competes with the likes of Ferrari and Rolls Royce. Ever since Lamborghini announced about making an SUV, the industry was abuzz with speculations. The test vehicles have been spotted and spy shots are available online too. It is likely to be a lavish and powerful SUV, with very few contenders to match. Its arch rivals will be the Bentley Bentayga with Porsche Cayenne coming close.
2018 Lamborghini Urus – Exterior and Interior
Despite the layer of camouflage found on the test model of upcoming 2018 Lamborghini Urus it is not hard to understand what the final model will look like. Besides, the company has been testing the model for sometimes- leading experts to believe it is close to the production version. There are some similarities with the Urus Concept exhibited in 2012 Beijing Auto Show but some changes are there too. Some design cues of the Lamborghini Huracan and Aventador are there on its exterior. The Y shaped headlamps and aggressive front end give it a menacing appeal, for sure. The front bumper has big cutouts for cool air intake. The roof has a subtle dual hump and it slopes backward. There are 4 exhausts at the backside.
Not much is known about the cabin of the upcoming 2018 Urus SUV but it would be on the lines of popular models like Huracan and Aventador. It will have space for 4 adults, most likely. It will have plenty of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer for weight reduction. The dashboard and instrument cluster will have avant garde looks. You can expect Alcantara leather wrapped seats with contrast stitching.
Like its rival super luxury SUVs, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus will be equipped with plenty of safety technologies and passenger amenities. There will be oodles of customization choices too.
2018 Lamborghini Urus – Engine Improvements
Needless to say, Lamborghini will use the most powerful engine at its disposal to run the first SUV from its stable. The naturally aspirated V-12 engines used in its existing cars may not be used. A twin turbo V8 unit will be used and it will be developed in house, as per company sources. While exact output is not known it is likely to be pretty high given the fact the Urus will combat the likes of Bentley Bentayga which has a very powerful engine under the hood. The engine will be clubbed with a specially designed dual-clutch automatic transmission and AWD setup. Lamborghini will also deploy a new traction system for the Urus. Expected top speed should be over 180 mph. Later a hybrid powertrain may also be used.
2018 Lamborghini Urus – Price and Expected Release Date
The exact price of 2018 Lamborghini Urus is not known but it could be around $225,000. No specific release date has been announced yet.
The upcoming Lamborghini Urus is an interesting luxury SUV and it is also important for the Italian luxury car brand. It is going to be its first major effort at making luxurious and powerful SUV. From spy shots, the design seems to be spot on and macho looking. The interior details are not clear though. There is no doubt the 2018 Urus will have a very overfull engine under the bonnet. Built on the famous ‘MLB’ platform of VW group, the SUV will be laden with modern safety tech and amenities. The price will be steep but then Lamborghinis do not come for cheap.