An SUV that kicks Urus
The Urus isn’t Lamborghini’s first jacked-up model, but it will debut a few firsts for the brand. The most obvious of which is the use of a forced-induction engine; a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 (genetically linked to the unit used by Audi and Bentley) tipped to produce 485kw. While it’s unlikely that the Urus line-up will ever include Lamborghini’s ‘signature’ V12, it will instead be the first to include a plug-in hybrid variant. But CEO Domenicali has stressed that the hybrid drivetrain won’t be used to boost performance, like the range-topping Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid; rather help cut fleet average emissions. Also off the cards is a diesel variant, according to R& D director, Maurizio Reggiani.