Lamborghini Urus, the first ever super sports utility vehicle, is set to make its global debut on 4 December 2017. The German car marque unveiled the Urus Concept in 2012 in Beijing, and now after five years, the production version is about to break cover. Before that happens Lamborghini released a teaser video, featuring the Urus' Terra driving mode, in which the car is seen storming off road. We also got a glimpse into the car's interior. The spy image posted on Instagram by altdynamic shows the interior completely uncloaked and reveals that the Urus' insides are typical Lamborghini styling. The gauge cluster looks fully digital behind a flat-bottom steering wheel. There are plenty of angular lines and a screen mounted in the angled centre stack. The starter button is located in the typical Lambo position: under a red cover at the base of the centre stack. It appears that the shifter is located just in front of the starter button and the mode selector is off to the left of it.
The SUV will feature various new terrain modes: Neve, Terra, and Sabbia, which translate from Italian to Snow, Earth, and Sand, respectively. They join the usual Strada (street), Sport, and Corsa (track) modes.
The bonnet will be housing a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 with an estimated 650 horsepower. Power will likely find its way to all four wheel via the standard all-wheel drive, too.
To manufacture the Lamborghini Urus, the company has built a separate facility close to the manufacturing unit in Sant'Agata Bolognese at an investment of about $400 million. In a media statement, Lamborghini said, “The Lamborghini Urus redefines possibilities, creating a class of its own: unprecedented SUV performance, luxury and versatility, with the distinctive dynamic design DNA of a Lamborghini super sports car. The Super Sports Utility Vehicle is no longer impossible.”
The upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform that also underpins SUVs like Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. Lamborghini has already ruled out the possibility of rolling out electric vehicles anytime soon. The company expects to invest in hybrids in the near future and expect the Urus to get a hybrid model by 2020. Like the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini’s SUV will also be sold in India and is expected to make an Indian debut next year.