After what seems like a decade since it debuted as a concept in 2012, Lamborghini has finally officially announced that the Urus will arrive in production form in 2018. While some of you are likely sighing with discontent, others are cheering that they will finally get their hands on an SUV rom the raging bull.
The press release is a little cryptic, however, as Lambo never calls the production SUV by its conceptual name, Urus. The only reference of the Urus name is when it refers back to the 2012 concept. This may mean that the brass at Lamborghini aren’t quite sold on the name yet.
Regardless of its name, the looks of the SUV will likely be nearly identical to the Urus concept. The interior will also likely be a slightly toned-down version of the conceptual version.
Under its hood, the Urus concept had a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 powerplant that produced 600 horsepower. There is no telling if this will be the production engine or if Lambo will use the Huracan’s 5.2-liter V-10 to help dilute some of the cost.
In order to get its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant ready for production of the new SUV, Lamborghini will sink some serious dough into expansion. The plant will nearly double in size, as it will grow from 80,000 square meters (861,113 square feet) to nearly 150,000 square meters (1,614,587 square feet). Along with the expansion will come a new production line, new warehousing and a larger research and development department. This will also result in the hiring of an additional 500 employees.