Lamborghini Runs with the 2019 Urus Speedy, Lux Super SUV
Lamborghini, high-end carmaker, unwrapped a performance 2019 Urus premium super SUV this week in Italy. First a concept in 2012, the production-ready model, which can seat 4-5, will be available in the United States next spring with a suggested MSRP of $200,000 (minus fees). Reports suggest this extravagant sport utility may help the brand double sales worldwide.
The new ultra-utility, which carries Lamborghini’s tradition of a name related to “Spain’s fighting bull breed,” is tall and carlike with a rakish roofline, wider wheel arches, and large 21-23-in. wheels set off by bold bumpers and grille, thin-streak LED lighting, and aerodynamic front splitter and rear spoiler.
Likely to share a platform with parent Volkswagen Group’s Bentley Bentayga or Audi Q7, the new Urus will be powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, aluminum V-8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque. The automaker claims that the SUV will burst from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph, when matched with an 8-speed automatic that is sport-tuned. Lamborghini officials claim it will be the fastest SUV available.
Urus, Lamborghini’s third model, will be 4-wheel drive (4WD) with active torque vectoring and 4-wheel steering for agility. Carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension, and active roll stabilization promise safety and comfort, and there will be six modes to select for different driving conditions that are also calibrated with exhaust sounds. Torque vectoring allows for additional steering control off-road and for high-speed cornering. Rear-wheel steering was adopted from the Aventador S to increase maneuverability. Optional off-road packages are available.
The cabin, done in fine leather, Alcantara, aluminum, carbon fiber, and wood, features an easy-reach dashboard that connects to the center console. Lamborghini’s hexagonal shape theme appears on air vents, door handles, and cupholders. Power, 12-way heated seats are standard and 18-way ventilated front seats with massage are optional. Rear seating can be folded and configured from bench to two seats. The Urus also includes all the technology—infotainment system, connectivity, audiophile sound system, plus a host of the latest safety, security, and driver-assistance systems.