May 16, 2017 04:08 PM EDT
Following years of planning and delays, Lamborghini CEO finally said the company's sports hybrid car, the Lamborghini Urus SUV will come out next year. The car will have Twin-Turbo V-8 engine capable of generating 650 HP.
In an interview with Auto News Europe, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali announced that the Italian carmaker will produce the Lamborghini Urus SUV with a Twin-Turbo V-8 hybrid engine. Lamborghini Urus SUV is the second sports utility vehicle made by Lamborghini after LM002 in the 1980's.
Lamborghini Urus SUV was first announced in April 2012 during the Beijing Auto Show. Lamborghini planned to use the V-8 engine for its SUV, rather than its traditional V-10 or V-12 engine. However, the less number of cylinders of the Lamborghini Urus SUV does not make it less powerful. In fact, according to Domenicali, the SUV will be more powerful than Lamborghini Huracan.
Huracan, the Lamborghini flagship car is powered by the Lamborghini's ten-cylinder or V-10 engine. However, the car is only capable of generating 610 horsepower. Compared to Lamborghini Urus SUV, the power efficiency in the new SUV is much higher.
Domenicali revealed that Lamborghini will begin to produce Lamborghini Urus SUV in its main factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The company plans to make 1,000 of the SUV next year and ramp up the production to 3,500 units in 2019 according to report from Motor Trend.
The company expected the Lamborghini Urus SUV to help increase its sales by twofold. Last year, Lamborghini sold 3,457 vehicles worldwide, which the biggest it ever had in a single year. The largest market for Lamborghini is the United States, with 1,041 cars sold, followed by Japan and the UK with 359 and 326 cars respectively.
With the top speed of 205 mph, or equal to 328 km/h, Lamborghini Urus SUV will become the fastest SUV on this planet. Watch the footage of the unveiling of Lamborghini Urus SUV in Beijing Auto Show five years ago below:
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