The Urus is going to be Lamborghini’s first SUV ever and it will be one of their first four-door production cars ever. Despite the fact the Urus hasn’t been released, a concept has been showcased back in 2012 when Lamborghini said the car will not go into production. Luckily though, 5 years later it looks like the car is going to be made and the best part about it is that it will not be that different from the original concept. The car will be released as the 2019 Lamborghini Urus and at least in terms of styling it will look mostly the same as before. However, the car will be based on a new platform and it will feature the newest available technologies on the market.
Just like its sibling, the Bentayga, the Urus will be made on VW’s MLB Evo chassis which means it will boast a front-mounted engine. This is a bit unusual for a performance car which usually has its engine behind the front axle. Unfortunately this will not be the case with the Urus which likely means it won’t be as good to drive as some of us hope. Luckily though, the car will make heavy use of aluminum and carbon fiber. The early reports suggest it will get carbon fiber panels which should keep its weight around 4,000 pounds.
The Urus Proportions
Not that long ago a camouflaged test mule has been seen on the Nurburgring and it looked quite impressive. However, the car didn’t seem to be even close to the Bentayga in terms of size. However, this is because the 2019 Lamborghini Urus will boast a really unusual set of proportions. The car will be nearly 5.0 meters long, 2.0 meters wide but under 1.7 meters tall. Thanks to that it will look smaller and more planted than most other high performance SUVs on the market. The test mule was also bulkier than the concept but not by much. It had slightly less obvious flared fenders in the back and a slightly different roof-line.
2019 Lamborghini Urus price & Release date
The concept for Urus SUV was presented at 2012 Beijing motor show. Since then it has passed few years, and now we have prototypes swirling around Nurburgring. The new model is in preparation for some time but without specific design cues. We know that it will resemble the concept but thanks to camouflage we don’t know in which percentage. What we are aware is that it will become available for sale in the third quarter of 2018. It will arrive as 2019 MY. Before the sales start, we are expecting that the model will be presented during the early summer of the following year.
The expectations for this SUV are high in Lamborghini.The officials of this Italian company are hoping that the sales of 2019 Urus will go over 3,500 units a year. This number is counting for more pieces of Urus to being sold than all of their supercars combined. To quote the Lamborghini CEO, they are sure that this will be ‘their most popular model.’ But, they are not planning to attract customers with a small price tag. Estimated price of 2019 Lamborghini Urus will be slightly below $200,000.
The design – Exterior Features
One of the most controversial things about the Urus has to be the way it looks. Despite having the stance of a performance car, it seems some people do not agree with its design. Why? Well, the test mule of the Urus had a really similar rear end to the Audi Q8. In fact the two cars seemed to share the same tailgate and window design which is not ideal for an SUV expected to cost around $200,000. We do hope the Urus is in fact much better looking than that but only time will tell. Its front end on the other hand looks to be mostly identical to the concept which managed to showcase Lamborghini’s design scheme rather well. The only real change seems to be the grille which is definitely larger on the production model. This is likely due to its engine but more on that later.
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Inside the cabin – 2019 Urus Interior
It has been confirmed the 2019 Lamborghini Urus will boast either 4 or 5 seats. This is great as it will give the chance of choosing the best suitable layout. The seats will likely be quite a bit sportier than the usual luxury SUV while the design is actually expected to be inspired by that of the Huracan. We expect the Urus to boast a large center infotainment system but a minimal amount of buttons. The steering wheel and instrument cluster are likely going to be taken straight out of Lamborghini’s other cars.
Under the hood – Lamborghini Urus Specs
The 2019 Lamborghini Urus will have a larger front grille because it will have more radiators than the concept which was powered by a naturally aspirated engine. The production version is going to be powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 provided by Audi. This engine will offer as much as 650 horsepower, a number already confirmed by Lamborghini’s CEO. Thanks to this amount of power the car should be able to become the fastest production SUV in the world with an expected top speed north of 200 MPH. A hybrid model will be launched roughly a year after the car’s release. This will offer the same V8 engine mated to a set of electric motors. The end result should be closer to 700 horsepower which should allow it to become even faster than before.