In an interview involving Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali and Automotive News, the topic about the Urus was thoroughly discussed. This super SUV is scheduled to make its debut later this year. Domenicali also told them that the Urus should be in the hands of customers by mid-2018. With a starting price of less than €200,000 ($223,000), the company expects it to play a major role in terms of sales, expecting to sell over 7,000 units annually by 2019. There were exactly 3,457 supercars that left the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese last year.
Besides the Urus, Domenicali revealed to Automotive News that the niche market is analysing the prospects of developing a four seater sports car, when asked about Lamborghini’s plans beyond the hot SUV - making the interview much more interesting. But don’t be too excited, as they company has planned for its release in the “2025 to 2030 horizon”, that is a long time from now.
Not so long ago, there were rumours that Lamborghini’s fourth model will take inspiration from the past. What they really meant was that the timeless Miura might get a modernized interpretation, according to Domencali. But like he said, though it receives a stamp of approval, the 21st century Miura will not be out in the next coming years.
Lamborghini CEO also plans to reposition the brand, as he said: “We used to be very polarising. People loved us or hated us. Now we are trying to be more cool, younger, but as always, different”.
But before focusing on the development of newer models and adding them to the range, Lamborghini needs to successfully launch its upcoming crossover, the Urus - reaching the goal they have set for themselves.
The super SUV will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine with around 485kW of power, based on VW’s MLB Evo platform for front- and all-wheel drive cars with longitudinal engines. This release will then be followed by a plug-in hybrid variant that will debut later.
Since we didn’t get any more details on both models, which of the two do you think will be out in the market first? If you could remember, there was a time when Lamborghini came out with a four-seater concept back in 2008 with the four-door Estoque, which never received a production model. This was revealed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Miura, unveiled with a throwback-style concept car. Not everyone liked the design as it was too retro for Lamborghini’s taste. Maybe this time, it will finally come out, but it probably won’t look like the concept car from a decade ago.