The contenders in Luxury SUV and Crossover segment are not too may but when a vehicle is launched from the stable of Lamborghini, curiosity is bound to be high. The Lamborghini Urus which was first unveiled in 2012 in Beijing Auto Show, proved to be a show stealer of sorts. After years of speculation of the concept vehicle going into commercial production, the car is finally ready to hit the roads. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus is actually the second SUV from the stable of the iconic Italian carmaker, the first being LM002. The SUV is named after Aurochs, the extinct wild Eurasian cattle which was pretty massive when it was found.
2017 Lamborghini Urus – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The Lamborghini cars look quite aggressive in design and the 2017 Urus will not be an exception to this trend either. The engineers at Lamborghini have used plenty of carbon fiber, magnesium, and aluminum to make this car ensure both durability and a lightweight body. The company on its part, says the upcoming SUV will be the world’s most dynamic and fastest SUV. The four-ways split grille design on the front of the car looks exciting. The rear side will remind you of the Lamborghini Huracan. The razor-sharp tail lights and bullet shaped exhausts are aggressive looking, to say the least. The overall styling is also reminiscent of the company’s popular Aventador but the scale is grander here. Its headlights may be a tad smaller but they have the familiar Y shape and they are LED powered. The roof line has a double hump feature and a slight rooftop spoiler. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus will also have striking 24-inch 5 spoke aluminum wheels and at back sits 4 hexagonal exhaust pipes.
The truth is it is quite like an alien spaceship! The stealth bomber-rescue cockpit type steering cluster, carbon fiber interior trim stand out. It can accommodate 4 adult passengers and it is spacious too. Cargo space is also said to be adequate. The multi-function steering wheel has plenty of controls but it may undergo modifications before hitting the production line. There will be a big digital display on the console to control various amenities and features. The details of features and tech inside the 2017 Urus are not known. However, it is natural that it will have excellent navigation and in cabin climate control system. It is likely that Lamborghini’s will pack in technological features such as Smartphone app integration, USB ports, WiFi and Bluetooth in the luxury SUV. The same can be said about safety features. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus may come equipped with safety provisions like cruise control, a rear electronic camera, lane keeps assist, seatbelts, blind-spot monitoring and plenty of airbags.
2017 Lamborghini Urus – Modification under the Hood
The majority of the 2017 Lamborghini Urus nowadays are powered by their naturally aspirated V12 and V10 engines. However, the 2017 Urus will feature a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litres V8 engine. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus may eventually be fitted with a more powerful engine than Bentley Bentayga. It may be more powerful than the Huracan’s 610 hp producing unit. The engine will have permanent all-wheel-drive embedded and automatic dual-clutch transmission system will also be there. As per industry buzz, Lamborghini may also unveil a hybrid model of the Urus. Using a V8 turbo will ensure the Urus will have lower emissions. The Italian giant is keen on beating the much touted Bentley Bentayga which reaches 0-60 mph in just four seconds. Expected top speed may exceed 200 mph. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus may offer and 26 mpg on highway and 19 mpg in city driving. However, you don’t buy a car of this class if you are mileage conscious, truly speaking!
2017 Lamborghini Urus – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The final price of the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is not yet confirmed. But it is expected that the super luxury SUV will be priced close to $210000. It may be costlier than its arch rival Bentayga from Bentley. The Urus comes across as an interesting and menacing beast on wheels unleashed by Lamborghini. The design is truly avant-garde and looks a true Lamborghini from any angle. To ensure the Urus can outshine the rivals in luxury SUV segment, the Italian carmaker has left no stone unturned. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus has an aerodynamic design to reach the peak speed and usage of lightweight and strong materials has resulted in a lightweight body compared to rivals. The engine is specially tuned to be the best of the pack. Even the cabin looks absolutely sleek and futuristic. It seems Lamborghini is targeting global market with its luxury SUV. The Lamborghini Urus 2017 will lock horns with rivals like the Bentley Bentayga, BMW X6 M, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. The Cayenne Turbo S has some advantage price wise while Bentayga scores in luxury quotient but both will pale in comparison to Urus’s raw power.