Lamborghini is planning to assemble the upcoming Urus SUV in Slovakia, once the model in question will be ready for its future customers.
Rumors on Lamborghini starting the development of a production SUV, the Urus in this case, have been around ever since the model has been introduced as a concept a couple of years ago, but it seems that the Italian based automaker will give up on producing this model in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in its homeland, because a recent report is showing that this will be assembled in Slovakia. The Lamborghini Urus SUV should start rolling out of the plant in 2017.
Lamborghini’s first ever SUV will be riding on a modified version of the MLB platform, signed by the Volkswagen Group, which will be shared with other models such as the upcoming Bentley SUV, the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne or the popular Volkswagen Touareg. Power will be provided by a 6.0 liter W12 engine, along with a smaller 4.0 liter, which is believed to be borrowed from Bentley. The Urus will weigh less than 2,000 kg (4,400 lbs) and this will be reflected into its fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and performance.
Source: Automotive News
by Cristian Gnaticov
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