Lamborghini unveils Urus SUV

Auto | | April 24, 2012, 2:14 pm
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The low kerb weight of this SUV is said to be the key factor behind this achievement. Extensive use of carbon fibre has enabled Lamborghini to tuck away some of the lard that SUVs are usually known to carry.

The low kerb weight of this SUV is said to be the key factor behind this achievement. Extensive use of carbon fibre has enabled Lamborghini to tuck away some of the lard that SUVs are usually known to carry.

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The front and rear spoilers can be adjusted depending on the driving conditions. At the upper edge of the rear windshield is a deflector that diverts the airflow along the rear windshield and onto the adjustable spoiler.

The front and rear spoilers can be adjusted depending on the driving conditions. At the upper edge of the rear windshield is a deflector that diverts the airflow along the rear windshield and onto the adjustable spoiler.

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Despite having a massive powerplant, Lamborghini claims that the Urus will beat its competitors as far as the CO2 emissions are related.

Despite having a massive powerplant, Lamborghini claims that the Urus will beat its competitors as far as the CO2 emissions are related.

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The company aims to sell more units (approximately 3000 units each year) of the Urus than its supercars because Lamborghini is projecting this as an everyday vehicle.

The company aims to sell more units (approximately 3000 units each year) of the Urus than its supercars because Lamborghini is projecting this as an everyday vehicle.

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Lamborghini have unveiled their concept SUV, Urus, just before the Beijing Auto Show. The Urus boasts of a 608PS engine and features full time all-wheel drive.

Lamborghini have unveiled their concept SUV, Urus, just before the Beijing Auto Show. The Urus boasts of a 608PS engine and features full time all-wheel drive.

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The headlamps have a full LED light technology while the fog lamps are also replete with the same feature.

The headlamps have a full LED light technology while the fog lamps are also replete with the same feature.

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Just like its siblings, the Urus derives its name from an ancestor of the modern day Spanish fighting bull, the Auroch.

Just like its siblings, the Urus derives its name from an ancestor of the modern day Spanish fighting bull, the Auroch.

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The Urus displays a clear family resemblance, an arrow form with large air intakes and the Y shape in the headlamps - typical Lamborghini elements.

The Urus displays a clear family resemblance, an arrow form with large air intakes and the Y shape in the headlamps - typical Lamborghini elements.

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The Urus' height of 1.66 metres is said to be lower than what its competitors like the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport.

The Urus' height of 1.66 metres is said to be lower than what its competitors like the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport.

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Measuring a shade less than 5 metres, the Urus is not Lamborghini's first SUV. Back in 1986, they had introduced the LM002, a military-spec SUV which remained in production until 1992, though only 300 units were built.

Measuring a shade less than 5 metres, the Urus is not Lamborghini's first SUV. Back in 1986, they had introduced the LM002, a military-spec SUV which remained in production until 1992, though only 300 units were built.