Lamborghini Urus “not until 2017”

Lamborghini Urus
29 Nov, 2012 12:11pm Tom Phillips

Lamborghini CEO says that the Urus SUV will not arrive until 2017

The Lamborghini Urus SUV concept car shown at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year is unlikely to hit the road until 2017 - or even at all.

Speaking exclusively to Auto Express at the unveil of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said “the Urus isn’t an immediate priority and won’t happen until 2017 at the earliest, if the board decides to sign it off.

“To be honest, we don’t need it right now, as we have plenty of new cars available that are selling well and will continue to sell well.”

If it does go into production, the Urus would use engines borrowed from parent firm Audi and run on the VW Group’s forthcoming MLB platform that will underpin the next generation Q7 SUV.

The Urus – named after the ancestor of all domestic cattle – is just one of a number of ideas that the Lamborghini chief has experimented with in recent years, following the Estoque large saloon concept.

However, at present it looks like Lamborghini is set to stick with what it knows – building supercars. When asked if the new Aventador was powerful enough not to need an even higher-performance Superleggera model, he said: “Well the Aventador is a powerful car, but there is always more. We have a few ideas for this car…”

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Urus can hang. Tell me about the Estoque.

nooooooo release in now. i need to see one!!!!!!!!

So a company famous for fast, well handling cars that can't go offroad wants to make a slow bad handling car than still can't go offroad?

I despise the SUV craze

All because of Volkswagen Group.

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