We’ve known the Urus is going to be the second SUV model in Lamborghini’s history since April 2012 when the namesake prototype was presented, but only now the spiritual successor for the LM002 is getting ready for the regular production duties.
The new Sant’Agata Bolognese SUV is also tipped to share a different fate compared to the “Rambo Lambo” – because it’s production is planned in much more examples. The Lamborghini executives are actually expecting to double the brand’s production with the Urus, so they promised 500 new jobs at the factory that would take care of the company’s third model. Now Lamborghini has announced it wants another 200 people on top of that to take care of a new paint facility that will be at full capacity towards the end of 2018.
The new plant extension will cover in excess of 10,000 square meters (107,639 square feet) and will make the complex expand to a total of more than 160,000 m2 (1.72M sq ft). Lamborghini’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali, also hinted production of the Urus will kick off next year, with initial yearly production of 1,000 examples set to rise to 3,500 or more by 2019. Some technical details are already known – power will be provided by a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine packing 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts), and the brand will also add a plug in hybrid later on.