it’s been more than two years since Lamborghini announced it was planning to build its second SUV, the Urus. It’s been more than five years since the original concept was revealed at the Beijing Motor Show back in 2012. Finally, on Dec. 4, the Italian automaker will reveal the full production version at an event in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
We’ve seen plenty of concepts and spy shots of the Urus by now. We know it will be powered by a twin-turbo V8making 650 horsepower and upwards of 600 pound-feet of torque. A plug-in hybrid — a first for Lamborghini — will follow soon after. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but look for a base MSRP of at least $200,000.
In the teaser video, Lamborghini is making a big deal about this being the first super sport utility vehicle. If any automaker can back up that claim, it’s Lamborghini. This isn’t going to be some rough-and-tumble V12-powered off-roader like the LM002. This is a high-performance machine in a similar, but far more over-the-top, vein as the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 M.
The timing of the reveal is an interesting one. The event is just days after the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Rather than compete for coverage, Lamborghini is taking a more modern approach to the Urus’ reveal. Either way, we’re looking forward to it.