The Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini launched their first ever SUV, namely LM002 back in 1986. Being launched ahead of its time, the limited edition SUV hardly found any owners. The most numbers of LM002 were bought by Saudi princes because of its dune bashing capabilities. Come 2018 Lamborghini has launched the LM002’s successor the Urus in India. Lamborghini aims to increase their sales by 3 folds with the launch of their latest SUV. Urus marks the third product from the brand in the nation. Fetching a sticker price of INR 3 crore, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus is the most expensive sports SUV in India right now.
The 2018 Lamborghini Urus is based on the MLB-Evo platform and shares it with the latest Porsche Cayenne as well as the Bentley Bentayga. Powering the sports SUV is a 4.4-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine that churns out a mind-boggling 650 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 850 Nm of torque from 2,250-4,500 rpm. The reason Lamborghini opted to use forced induction is that the company wanted the Urus to be a proper SUV and required the torque to step in as early as 2,200 rpm. The same can’t be achieved by a normally aspirated engine. An 8-speed transmission works in tandem with the 4WD to deliver power to all four wheels.
The sports SUV employs a Torsion central self-locking differential to deliver high control and agility in all driving conditions. The Lamborghini Urus gets active torque vectoring via a rear differential and features rear wheel steering for additional stability and grip.
The latest sports SUV touches 100 kph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds and can touch a top speed of 305 kph. There are in total six driving modes available for the driver to choose from – Strada, Sport, Corsa, Neve (Snow), Terra (off-road) and Sabbia (Sand). The “Ego” mode allows you to customise the driving mode individually. With massive power comes massive brakes and the Urus sets another record here by offering carbon ceramic disc brakes at each end with the front and rear disc measuring 440 mm x 40 mm in the front and 370mm x 30 mm at the rear.
Lamborghini plans to build about 1,000 Urus SUV for the initial year. The company plans to ramp up the production to 3,500 units by 2019. Of the 1,000 units to be produced this year, 25-30 units will make their way to India. The entire batch for this year has already been sold out and the dealers have started accepting orders for 2019. Indian deliveries of the high-performance SUV will start during May this year.
Lamborghini plans to introduce a Plug-in Hybrid version of the Urus and the same will arrive at a later date. Lamborghini claims to have no plans to introduce a diesel version at all. Even the launch of the Plug-in Hybrid Urus is uncertain when it comes to India. We’ll update you regarding the same as soon as we receive confirmation.
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