Lamborghini Urus – the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle – revealed
Over five years since we caught our first glimpse of it at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, the Lamborghini Urus has finally been officially revealed.
Said to combine outstanding performance with a unique design and everyday usability, the Lamborghini Urus aims to create a new niche in the luxury segment and a super SUV class of its own.
With a 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo engine offering 650 hp and 850 Nm of torque for maximum performance, acceleration 0-62 in 3.6 seconds, and top speed of 189mph and a 4WD system with active torque vectoring and four-wheel steering for perfect handling, Lamborghini says it is suitable for everyday driving in a range of environments.
The choice of a turbo engine, the first in a Lamborghini, reflects the desired usage range of the Urus – especially in off-road conditions where a high level of torque at low revs is necessary and can be guaranteed only by such an engine
“The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV. It is a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion as well as drivable every day in a range of environments," says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini chairman and CEO.
Its low-line coupe styling and commanding road position belie the very comfortable ride, higher ground clearance, and luxurious space together with the latest technologies. The Urus provides easy driving in the city, maximum comfort during long journeys, thrilling super sports car dynamics on the road and track, and versatile off-road abilities in a range of environments.
The Lamborghini Urus' four-wheel drive system delivers safe, highly-responsive driving dynamics on every road and surface and in all weather. A Torsen central self-locking differential provides maximum control and agility in all driving conditions, particularly off-road, with torque split 40/60 to the independent front/rear axle as standard.
A range of driving modes, including Strada, Sport, Corsa, Terra (off-road), Neve (snow) and Sabbia (sand), allow the driver to tailor the car’s characteristics to suit the road and situation they’re in. On top of this, there’s also an customisable Ego setting so you can make the Urus truly yours.
With luxurious space for up to five occupants and seats designed specifically for the Urus Super SUV, driver and passengers are all afforded a low but extremely comfortable super sports car seat position.
On the inside there are two touchscreens with the upper display managing media, navigation and phone connectivity and the lower providing access to the climate control and seat heating. There is also a keyboard for inputting information.
Its long wheelbase of 3,003 mm and the low seating position of the occupants creates a comfortable and extremely spacious feel. The rear bench seat can be lowered to substantially extend the trunk space from 616 litres to 1,596 litres.
The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Urus in spring 2018, with a suggested retail price of £131,500.