The ultra-raked rear window and sharp angles of the concept have been preserved. The taillights have the same L-shape as the concept, too. There are some notable changes between the two, though. The most obvious change is that the exhaust tips have been moved to the bottom of the rear bumper, instead of higher-mounted units of the Urus concept. The rear diffuser is long gone, as well. The small rear window helps give the crossover a low look, but it also brings the metal part of the tailgate way up, adding quite a bit of visual mass.
May 15, 2017: Stefano Domenicali revealed to Automotive News Europe that the Urus will make an impressive 650 horsepower from the standard twin-turbocharged V8. This number tops that of the most powerful Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga, platform-mates to the Urus. Domenicali did not reveal torque figures for the standard engine, nor specifications for the hybrid powertrain. However, we predict the twin-turbo V8 will make at least 600 pound-feet of torque.
February 10, 2017: Spy shots give us our first look at the production Lamborghini Urus. The overall shape is very close to the concept, complete with the steeply sloping greenhouse and aggressive angular lines. The wheel arches even have the same geometric shape as the concept. The grille, which looks just as aggressive as we expected, does have smaller openings, and a revised design reminiscent of the current Aventador S. This version also has roof rails that weren’t seen on the concept.
February 6, 2017: Lamborghini will start building pre-production Urus models this April according to a Digital Trends interview with Stefano Domenicali. It will be built in a factory that The Drive reports has been expanded and updated to accommodate production of the SUV. Since the Aventador and Huracan are limited to 3,500 units a year, we expect the same for the Urus.
December 29, 2016: Lamborghini’s research and development chief, Maurizio Reggiani, confirmed to Autocar that the Urus will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. He also explained that a twin-turbocharged V8 was chosen for the Urus because the large SUV needed plenty of torque. Not only that, but there are no plans to use turbocharging in one of the supercars in order to preserve the responsive feeling of those vehicles and their engines.
May 27, 2015: Lamborghini officially confirmed that it will build the Urus SUV. The SUV was first revealed way back in 2012 as a concept at the Beijing Motor Show. The company plans on introducing the production model in 2018 and it will be built at the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata. The Urus will also share major components and underpinnings with other VW Group SUVs including the Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga.