New Lamborghini Urus set to arrive in the UK in spring; boasting a 3.6-second 0-62mph time and a 190mph top speed.
The all-new Lamborghini Urus has finally been revealed, ahead of the car’s controversial launch in 2018. The Italian carmaker claims the Urus is the world’s first super-SUV and will arrive in the UK in spring priced from around £165,000.
Lamborghini says the Urus, named after a large Spanish fighting bull, is the new segment benchmark with regards to “power, performance and driving dynamics”, while also mixing a dose of “design, luxury and daily usability”. It’s said to represent the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into an SUV body.
Its unmistakable styling means it’ll be instantly recognisable on the road, and while the looks won’t be to all tastes, its sharp creases, deep cuts and swooping roofline give it a completely unique design. Wheel options range from 21 to 23 inches, and can even be fitted with specially-developed Pirelli all-season or winter tyres.
Its gaping grille, thin LED headlights and Huracan-inspired tail-lamps are typically Lamborghini, but the raised ride height and angular wheel arches take the brand in a new direction. At the rear, you’ll notice the thin, coupe-like window line and bold quad-exit exhausts.
The Urus is based on the same MLB Evo platform as the Audi Q7 but despite its humble origins, Lamborghini says it’s likely to be rather more exceptional when it comes to performance and handling. It uses a 641bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which develops 850Nm of torque. It’s driven through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and complex all-wheel-drive system featuring active torque vectoring and four-wheel steering. The Urus also gets carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilisation.
As well as completing the benchmark 0-62mph sprint in 3.6 seconds, Lamborghini claims the Urus will do 0-124mph in 12.8 seconds and hit 190mph flat out.
The eight-speed automatic gearbox is tuned for shorter ratios in low gears, ensuring maximum performance from a standstill. Despite not using a faster dual-clutch setup, the box is said to feature a highly efficient slip-controlled lock-up clutch and specially-developed torque converter for urgent response.
The four-wheel drive system sends 60 per cent of its torque to the rear wheels in normal driving, but can instantly force up to 70 per cent to the front wheels to boost traction. Equally, it can send 87 per cent of the engine’s torque to the rear if necessary. A range of driving modes, including Strada, Sport, Corsa, Terra (off-road), Neve (snow) and Sabbia (sand), allow the owner to tailor the car’s characteristics to suit the situation in hand; like in other Lamborghini models, there’s also an customisable Ego setting.
Inside there’s seating for five, while the dash design echoes the crazy exterior styling. According to Lamborghini the Urus offers a low but comfortable seating position, with the entire cabin focused around the driver. There are two standard-fit touchscreens, with the upper display managing functions like media, navigation and phone connectivity. The lower screen provides access to the climate control and seat heating, while also offering a keyboard for inputting information. The system is supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Bang & Olufsen stereo is on the options list.
Lamborghini is also offering the Urus with a host of driver assistance systems. These include autonomous emergency braking, a top-view camera and even a trailer coupling mode. Auto high beam, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control are all standard fit, as well.