The long expected 2018 Lamborghini Urus if finally getting its spotlight. With the unveiling of the car already set, we are also getting ever so closer to its release date. This is a luxury SUV car which will be the first of its kind made by Lamborghini. Porsche was the first car manufacturer which went into the SUV business and they have done it a long time ago, all the way back in 2003. Lambo has been preparing for their own model for a time now and we are excited to see the pictures of the model which have been finally released.
This is actually not the first attempt of Lambo to make an SUV car. Many people may have already forgotten the prospect of the LM002 model which has only managed to sell a handful of units and quickly fell off the track. They better learn from their mistakes with the Urus model and we predict that they will do a much better job this time.
So what happens when a premium sports car and supercar manufacturer decides to enter in the SUV business? Well we get a high performance SUV. This is actually what the 2018 Lamborghini Urus is supposed to be. It will provide you with everything a regular SUV has and also give us great performance specs as well. Here is our take in this review with the currently available information stats.
Release Date for the 2018 Lamborghini Urus
The new 2018 Lamborghini Urus will appear on the market in 2018. The first showcasing of the car has been scheduled for the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, where we will finally be able to see the model live for the first time. After that the release date will be issued and we will all be able to enjoy the model’s release.
What is the Price of the 2018 Lamborghini Urus?
The model is still in its production and it is hard to determine the price of the 2018 Lamborghini Urus now. But as estimations go, the initial price is set at £180,000 in Europe, which will transfer to $270,250 for the North American market.
Exterior Design and Cues
The newest 2018 Lamborghini Urus will have some familiar Lambo cues. So although this is an SUV an also an unlikely type of a design for a Lambo car, you will still be able to recognize it on the street. The frontward-pointing arrow design in the front end is the first thing that draws attention. The majority of the looks for the Urus is actually borrowed from the Aventador car, but it has only been made bigger here. The headlights create a Y shape and are bolstered with LEDs, but they are slightly smaller than the ones seen in the Aventador model.
The roofline has a very noticeable hump feature and it also sweeps rearward and finishes off with a slight roof spoiler. The rear end has the signature hard angles and stylized taillights and actually make for one of the sexiest looking SUVs on the market. The side view looks as if a standard Lambo supercar design has been stretched out on a truck frame. No matter how crazy this actually sounds, it makes the Urus look pretty good.
The interior of the 2018 Lamborghini Urus will have a very solid design. In fact it is one of its advantages but also one of its flaws, as with all the comfort it also only hosts enough space for four people. The interior is actually built like a sports car, but it mostly looks as if a sports car has gained a lot of extra pounds. It blends together the sporty elements with carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer and provides a very lightweight offer.
Another important part of this design was to lower the clutter on the dash to a minimum. So the only items found behind the wheel are paddle shifters while other controls, like turn signals, lights, and wipers, are all found on the multi-function steering wheel. The current look is very nice, but there is a possibility that some changes are going to made when the production vehicle hits the market.
What is the Powertrain Choice?
It has already been announced that the 2018 Lamborghini Urus will be using a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. Despite the fact that there were many rumors of naturally aspirated V-10 and V-12 engines coming into the mix, they have undoubtedly decided to use the V-8 one. It has a 4.0 liters dismpacelemt and it will crank the power to an estimated 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Also, the car will potentially also have a dual-clutch automatic and a permanent all-wheel-drive system as well.
0-60 mph Acceleration and Potential Top Speed
Although the 2018 Lamborghini Urus is an SUV model, it is not at all slow. This is a Lambo that we are talking about so it will provide us with Lambo-like specs. They are saying that this car will be able to accelerate to 0-60 mph in just around 4 seconds, but they did not discuss the top speed yet.
Fuel Economy Specs
We have still not gotten to the fuel economy for the 2018 Lamborghini Urus. But here is where some problems might appear. They will undoubtedly need to make the SUV as fuel efficient as possible, which is not entirely what the Lamborghini supercars are known for. But as they are venturing into a new market they will have to provide us with an entirely different concept. Making the car as light as it possibly can be is one step to achieving this and also using a V-8 engine is the next step. The fuel economy ratings will be issued accordingly once the release date is determined.
Dimensions and Size
We are still in the production stages with the 2018 Lamborghini Urus, so some specs are still missing. One of them being the size of the car. They have probably determined the size already and we do not see the car shrinking or getting bigger as it is now. But there is still some time for the car to make some changes until it is released. For now we will have to wait for the official numbers to be released as we only have the pictures to go on now which are not really a reliable source of information for this fact other than telling us that it hosts some standard SUV-like proportions.
When it comes to safety scores, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus will go all out to make this car a very safe one. It is expected that it arrives with all the bells and whistles when it comes to providing the best passenger safety with both passive and active safety details. We can also predict that some advanced safety features present on other SUV models will probably be standard ones here.
The 2018 Lamborghini Urus SUV will not be the first model made by a luxury or a high-performance car company. Other automakers have already included themselves in this segment with such release as the Porsche Cayenne and the Bentley Bentayga. With other companies potentially being ready to follow suit, this was probably the best moment for Lamborghini to offer their entry.
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