Lamborghini sales up 64.5 percent in H1 image

Italian supercar-maker Lamborghini SpA sold 1,109 vehicles in the first half of the year – up 64.5 percent from 674 vehicles last year.

In addition, the company has recently announced that 1,000 units of the new Aventador supercar have been produced.

Lamborghini also unveiled its URUS concept SUV – an vehicle that is expected to carry a starting price of €170,000, or about $211,000 at today’s exchange rates, making it the cheapest Lamborghini model in the lineup when will hit the market most probably in 2017.

Lamborghini has previously said that it is targeting the Urus for the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, the Middle East and China. Annual production volume could be around 3,000 units.

The announcement comes after VW Ag., the company that owns Lamborghini SpA said that bottom-line profits in the first half of the year soared by more than a third, leading it to confirm its upbeat forecast for 2012.

In the months of January through June, the world’s third biggest carmaker, after US auto giant General Motors and Toyota from Japan, sold 4.6 million vehicles, which was 10.3 percent more than a year ago.