Lamborghini Urus, the first-ever SUV from Italian sportscar maker, has finally made its world premiere at Bolgona, Italy. It has been priced at USD 200,000 (Around Rs. 1.28 Crores) with deliveries starting from April 2018. The company is expected to launch the Urus SUV in the Indian market too as it retails its entire portfolio in the country, which comprises of Huracan and Aventador. Lamborghini Urus might be launched by the end of 2018 in India with pricing around Rs. 5-6 Crores. It would rival Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover Autobiography SVO and the upcoming models such as Aston Martin DBX & Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
"The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV. 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 Chief Executive Officer. "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 breed 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 styling cues have been primarily drawn from the LM002 as well as the super sports cars in Lamborghini's arsenal. It flaunts LED headlights in the familiar Lamborghini Y shape, while riding on wheels that range from 21-inch to 23-inch - the largest in the segment. Weighing under 2,200 kg, Lamborghini Urus boasts of Carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilization for maximum safety and comfort of the occupants. Inside the cabin, there is a multi-function, three-spoke steering wheel with a vibration damper. The multifunction switches are intuitively located on the steering wheel to control the Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS), including car set-up, media, telephone and navigation, while a fully-digital TFT display shows the main information in an animated 3D representation.
Under the hood, the Urus SUV has a 4.0L V8 twin-turbo petrol engine which develops maximum power of 650bhp at 6000 rpm and peak torque of 850Nm at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 bhp/l, the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3,38 kg/hp. The engine is linked to an automatic eight-speed gearbox which transmits the power to all the four wheels via a four-wheel drive system. The Urus accelerates from 0-100kmph in 3.6 seconds, 0-200kmph in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305kmph, it is the fastest SUV available. The electromechanical active roll stabilization system is being used for the first time in a Lamborghini. There are six driving modes: STRADA, TERRA (off-road) and NEVE (snow), SABBIA (Sand) SPORT and CORSA.