Many leading luxury carmakers are churning out SUVs and concept renderings for potentials. Lamborghini has tried its hand in that arena in the past, and according to CEO Stephan Winkelmann, may do so again. Winkelmann spilled that the brand will be deciding over the coming months whether to produce another Lamborghini SUV. The concept in question is, of course, the Lamborghini Urus (Follow link for full details of the Urus at the Beijing Show).
Soon the world will know if Lamborghini is going to produce another round of SUVs.
The company will be weighing in on deciding factors such as the impact of higher SUV volumes on its facilities and the global economic conditions. If Urus gets the green light, it could emerge in production form around 2017. If Lamborghini roars into the SUV market, they will aim to make around 3,000 units per year, which surpasses the 2,000 supercars they already build. Ambition is not a bad thing, and they are certainly aiming high.
Even if Lamborghini gives the green light for a new SUV, the estimated 2017 production year gives plenty of time to forget.
A blast from Lamborghini’s past! The design cues have certainly changed. I want to see the LM002 and Urus lined up on a drag strip…
Winkelmann even hinted at where the potential Lamborghini SUV might be best marketed, stating that its natural markets would be North America, Asia, Britain, Germany, Russia and the Middle East.
Remembering the Lamborghini LM002 SUV:
- 5.2-liter DOHC V12 engine
- 455 horses
- 5-speed manual transmission
- RWD and 4WD
- Produced from 1986-1993
- Curb weight: 6,780 lbs
- 301 units produced
- Original MSRP: $126,000 (1989)
- Value today: $65,000-$90,000
The first Lambo SUV was bulky. It would fit in more seamlessly with military vehicles than its supercar cousins! Stay tuned for the official word. In the meantime, don’t roll past our fleet of available Lamborghini rentals in a city near you. Rent the lifestyle, experience the best.
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