Lamborghini has confirmed it will reveal the Urus SUV on December 4 before production begins at the brand's Sant’Agata Bolognese site in Italy.
The carmaker's first SUV since the LM002 (1986-1993) is likely to go on sale in 2018. Like the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga with which it shares a platform, the Urus will also feature 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension.
According to sources, the 4.0-litre V8 motor is likely to churn out around 650hp and almost 1000Nm of peak torque, with 600Nm arriving at just 1500rpm. The SUV is expected to come with a Torsen torque vectoring system and could also get rear wheel steer to aid with handling.
The SUV range will also feature the brand's first plug-in hybrid, according to R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani. It will be the only hybrid variant in the line-up and will be offered alongside a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 Urus. The plug-in hybrid model will arrive two years after the launch of the standard Urus with a claimed electric-only range of about 50km. The battery pack is will weigh between 150kg and 180kg.
The Urus is based on the MLB Evo platform and will be available with two types of bumpers, one of which will provide a better ramp angle for more serious off-roading. It will
Lamborghini is also said to be developing a right-hand-drive Urus that is slated to launch in India early next year and could be priced between Rs 2.9 crore and Rs 3.4 crore (ex-showroom).