Lamborghini has apparently accepted to produce the future Urus SUV in its homeland, Italy.
The production of the Lamborghini Urus was uncertain until recently but it seems that the Italian based automaker has green-lighted it and, even more, it will be put together in its home market. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this time but, according to Bloomberg, Stephan Winkelmann, the Lamborghini CEO, and Rupert Stadler, the Audi CEO, will be joined by Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister today (Wednesday), in order to announce a series of tax breaks which will facilitate the production of the SUV in Italy.
According to our source, the deal will include the creation of 500 new jobs in exchange for 87 million USD in tax breaks and “other benefits”. This news will be well received by Italians because the production of the upcoming luxury SUV should have been made in Slovakia, where the vehicle would have been assembled alongside the other MLB platform vehicles, the Porsche Cayenne, the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. Despite sharing the same platform as the aforementioned models, the Lamborghini Urus will be completely different and offered with more powerful engines, with an even more luxurious interior design, with an exterior which will probably be echoing the concept version and several other tweaks which should be making it the vehicle of choice when it comes to luxurious SUVs. Rumor has it that the production version might come out in 2017, but this still has to be confirmed.