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Lamborghini took the wraps off what it calls its ‘super-SUV’, the Urus, in Bologna, Italy. Under the hood sits a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that sends power to all four wheels. The Urus can hit 100kph in 3.6sec, and can go on to hit a top speed of 306kph. The car will cost around ₹1.43 crore in the UK.
Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali says the company’s “visionary” new Urus SUV’s level of performance reflects a machine that “elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible”. He added that the SUV is “a true Lamborghini in terms of design, performance, driving dynamics and emotion, as well as drivable every day in a range of environments”.
Domenicali also stated, “The Urus fits perfectly within the Lamborghini family as a high-performance car. It is the culmination of intensive development and passionate skill to create a new brand of bull: a super-SUV that transcends the boundaries of expectations and opens the door to new possibilities, for both our brand and our customers.”
The Urus will be put together at the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese plant and the company is looking at a production output of around 7000 cars per year.
Lamborghini may introduce a plug-in hybrid version in the future, essential to ensure the car conforms to stringent emissions legislation in various parts of the world. The Urus is built on the VW group’s MLB Evo platform which also underpins cars like the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7.