Lamborghini has officially unveiled the Urus SUV concept, which is debuting this week at the 2013 Beijing Motor Show.
Lamborghini has officially unveiled the Urus SUV concept, which is debuting this week at the 2013 Beijing Motor Show. The Urus concept borrows many styling cues from other Lamborghini models like the Aventador and Estoque concept. According to Lamborghini, “the Urus combines unique design, a fascinating interior and outstanding performance with versatility and everyday usability.”
Lamborghini states that the Urus name is derived from the world of bulls. The Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. Urus bulls could measure up to 1.8 meters at the shoulder. According to Lamborghini, the Spanish fighting bull, as bred for the past 500 years, is still very close to the Urus in its appearance.
The Urus concept has room for four passengers and measures 196 inches long, 78 inches wide and 65 inches tall. in comparison, the Urus concept is a tad bit longer and wider than the BMW X6, but lower.
Lamborghini hasn’t released the official specs for what powers the concept, other than stating that its final horsepower output will be around 600 horsepower. Lamborghini also states that the Urus will beat all comparable competitors when it comes to CO2 emissions. Thanks to the use of carbon fiber the Urus will also be considerably lighter than its competitors.
“The Urus is a very concrete idea for the future of Lamborghini – as a third model line and as the perfect complement to our super sports cars”, said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini. “SUVs stand for freedom and emotion. SUVs make up one of the most successful market segments worldwide. The Urus is the most extreme interpretation of the SUV idea; it is the Lamborghini of the SUVs.”