|Lamborghini studie-urus 2012|
The Italians have given the green light for the launch of a third series. Speculation about an upcoming SUV from Lamborghini, there has been quite some time, a study, the Urus, has already presented in 2012. Now you got the green light, which Lamborghini explained that for the realization of "the good cooperation of the Italian government, the VW Group, Audi AG (as Lamborghini shareholder), the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian agency for inward investment and economic development Invitalia, the Emilia Romagna Region and the unions was decisive. "
A corresponding agreement was signed on Wednesday by Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome. "We prove with this agreement that investment of quality for restarting the car sector is possible, which has suffered greatly in recent years under the crisis, now again entered a phase of recovery," Renzi said.
Building for the production of the SUV Lamborghini, the main factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese (Modena) from. The built-up area will almost double from the current 80,000 square meters to 150,000, at the same time create around 500 new jobs. The INVESTMENT is approximately EUR 800 million.
The SUV will be on sale from 2018, the main markets are the US, China, the Middle East, the UK, Germany and Russia. Lamborghini wants to sell of the third series annually about 3000 pieces. For comparison: in 2014 one has sold of Huracan and Aventador 2530 units.
About the technology and motorisation, the Italians have betrayed anything yet, but it is clear that the Lamborghini same basis as the other large SUV from the VW group (like Audi Q7 or Porsche Cayenne) will have. It is not the first SUV from Lamborghini. From 1981 to 1987, they have built with the LM 002 a brute-SUV with a V12 engine. A drive report from the new Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce read HERE.