Everybody within Lamborghini and parent company Volkswagen seems to be on the same page as it relates to the future of the Lamborghini Urus. They’re all saying that it’s coming in 2017 and we already know that. But recently, plans for the Urus took another step forward when it was reported that The SUV will built at Volkswagen Group’s factory in Slovakia. It will be built alongside the
Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg and Audi Q7.
Sources told Automotive News that Lambo’s first stab at an ultra-luxury SUV will be built in the same plant where a number of other SUV models are currently created. That includes the Porsche Cayenne , the Volkswagen Touareg , and the Audi Q7 . Furthermore, the Urus will be built on a modified version of VW Group’s MLB platform, the same platform that will underpin the next-generation Cayenne.
In preparation for the time when the plant gets another SUV to build in the factory, Volkswagen installed its largest metal press in the facility, one that will be capable of creating steel and aluminum body panels. The objective of adding this press is to help slash weight from all of Volkswagen Group’s SUVs by using more aluminum in the coming years.
It’s no secret that a lot of people are earnestly waiting for the arrival of the Lamborghini Urus. In addition to the curiosity on how Lambo can translate its exotic character on an SUV, people, including us, are looking to see if the Urus lives up to the significant hype its been getting since its concept debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show .
Knowing where the it’s going to be built may not seem like big news to others, but in our case, it’s the latest indication that Lamborghini is serious about this SUV. In these times, news like this has its weight in gold.
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Why It Matters
Not only is this yet another step in the direction of seeing the Urus roaming the streets, but it also shows that VW is planning to make heavier use of aluminum in the future. This will help enhance the quickness, agility and fuel economy of all VW Group sport utility vehicles.
ts "Urus" name is derived from one of the largest cows to ever roam the Earth at 61 to 71 inches tall at the shoulders and weighing up to 1,500 pounds. And while the SUV is still in concept form, it should be worth saying that a production model has been confirmed in 2017.
Under the hood, the concept model features a 4.0-liter, V-8 engine fed by a pair of turbochargers. This pushes the super-SUV to 600 horsepower and an estimated 600 to 650 pound-feet or torque.
Driving the wheels is a dual-clutch automated-manual transmission with an enhanced, permanent all-wheel-drive system. We estimate the Urus hitting 60 mph in the mid- to high-3-second range.
Then again, we just want to see a production Urus sooner than later. The world has waited long enough, Lamborghini!