2018 Lamborghini Urus SUV Spied In Production Trim, Stays True To Concept

Lamborghini’s first crossover – not counting the 4×4-ish LM002, the Urus, is on its way to becoming a reality, with a prototype of the production model spied during a test run in Europe.

This is the second time in less than 24 hours that we’ve caught up with an Urus tester, following a rear shot of the high-performance crossover in Denmark on Thursday.

By combining these photos, we get a pretty good idea of what the production Urus will look like and it’s pretty darn close to the original Urus Concept from the  2012 Beijing auto show, maintaining its dramatic angular lines almost intact.

While wrapped in camouflage, we can see that the differences over the study are more on the trivial side, and include things like the use of regular door mirrors instead of cameras, the repositioning of the quad exhaust pipes, re-profiled bumpers with different vents and updated lights.

The Italian sports crossover will share its building blocks with the VW Group’s higher-end SUVs, including the platform underpinning the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga and the next Porsche Cayenne, and a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine.

Aside from being Lamborghini’s first turbocharged car, the Urus will also be the first to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain, as confirmed by the Sant’Agata firm’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali, in a recent interview with Digital Trends.

“I think for sure hybrids will be a part of Lamborghini,” he said. “We expect our first hybrid will be the second variant of the Urus to hit the market. It’s clear that hybridization will come through the SUV.”

In the same interview, the Lamborghini boss said that “Production will start in April, though the plant will initially build pre-series models. As you know, this is an entirely new process so the first few cars will be prototypes”.

We could see the production model making its world premiere as early as this spring at the Shanghai Auto Show, with sales to kick off either towards the end of the year or in early 2018.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    Technically Lambo’s first front wheel drive car.

    SACRILEGE.

    • Evo45

      What? Really?

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Yup. MLB Evo Platform. Shared with the Q7 and A4 to name a few.

    • [-Mac-]

      it will be only 4WD just as the others Lamborghini.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I said “technically” for a reason.

  • donald seymour

    The rake of the roof is so extreme it might as well be a coupe.

    • Kash

      they probably will call it a coupe.

      • donald seymour

        You, have earn yourself a thousand up-votes.

        • Kash

          there’s some pictures of this thing at a gas station and it looks less coupe-ish, but still has a slight slope to the roof, but I don’t think it’s gonna be as coupe-ish as these pictures make it look. Just food for thought.

          Edit: I’m also pretty sure that this thing is accelerating in the pictures so the front is lifting up which doesn’t help.

  • Kingsley Mpofu

    Any head room in the back?? Looks badass though

  • fabri99

    It looks promising, but I’d say it’s rather…unpractical.

  • U8INIT

    This has been previewed already. It’s just the Audi Q8🙄

  • hwkr_01

    Rather have the Estoque…

    • Zandit75

      Or Asterion….

      • hwkr_01

        It’s funny that although any of these three cars would’ve been great to have, the SUV trend hit so hard with everyone else jumping on the bandwagon for one that VW knew that even Lamborghini would benefit from having this extremely unpractical SUV.. because that’s what they’re about now.

  • Dennis James

    I think it will sacrifice some practicality to keep that signature Lamborghini look. Which is great !

  • Zandit75

    “While wrapped in camouflage, we can see that the differences over the study are more on the trivial side, and include things like the use of regular door mirrors instead of cameras, the repositioning of the quad exhaust pipes, re-profiled bumpers with different vents and updated lights.”
    Did you actually look at the front bumper and compare it to the concept?? It looks nothing like it!!
    Looks more like it has come out of a Renault design house.
    http://roa.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/47/546b77ed2ed58_-_lamborghini-urus-concept-lg.jpg

  • Astonman

    The rounded side mirrors don’t match the car’s angular shape. Can’t wait to see it unwrapped.

  • Kash

    the production model looks like it’s gonna use more Asterion features (the grille around the camera for example) in the face than the concept. And it’s even got some Aventador S in it’s face (most notably the fins in the air intakes even if these point up instead of down), overall the shape will be very close to the production model but with some updates and tweaks to better fit within the lineup. The LED’s in the headlights are also new, not the Y shape they’ve been using. here’s another picture of this thing i found on instagram. It’s roofline doesn’t seem to be as dramatic as the concept’s.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d12a71cc0cc0d6ced00f899827c918f852312d295f5694ebae5b6ff9b6b5fafc.png

  • Vassilis

    F*cking hell it looks horrible.

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