Italian carmaker Lamborghini showcased its concept SUV, the Urus in 2015 and then, it confirmed that the SUV will hit the showroom floor in 2018. Speaking with Digital Trends, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that the production of the Urus will commence in April.
Domenicali said, "As you know, this is an entirely new process so the first few cars will be prototypes." He also revealed that the production model will keep the Urus badge.
In 2016, the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory said that the SUV will offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain in addition to the standard 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Maurizio Reggiani, R&D boss stated that turbocharging was completely mandatory for Urus to provide massive amount torque.
The manufacturer will expand its manufacturing facility in order to handle double the volume it currently can. Lamborghini will also limit the production of Huracan and Aventador at 3,500 units per annum, which means the company will produce 3,500 units of Urus annually.
The Urus SUV will be based on the same platform as its Volkswagen siblings the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. The model will also feature some specific setup for snow, sand, hilly terrain, etc. The company also reassures that the Urus will perform like a true Lamborghini.