Lamborghini Confirms “Everyday” Car to Join Lineup, Igniting Estoque Rumors

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Lamborghini Confirms “Everyday” Car to Join Lineup, Igniting Estoque Rumors

The Lamborghini Estoque would seem to be headed to production. After debuting the 4-door Lambo at the Paris Auto Show back in 2008, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann has now confirmed a third model for the exotic Italian brand.

“It has to be an everyday car,” he said speaking at the Reuters Global Luxury and Fashion Summit. “We want to have a car which is able to be used on a daily basis.”

Winkelmann did, however, add that no decision has been made on what segment the car could fit in. In the past Lamborghini did manufacture and sell an SUV, although that seems unlikely. Instead, a four-seater sedan would be the most obvious choice, especially with Ferrari having just introduced its new FF model.

Winkelmann did say Lamborghini will look to find “synergies” within the Volkswagen Group of companies (which includes Audi, Porsche and Bentley) in order to bring to bring the new model to market.

The decision to move ahead and expand the Lamborghini brand to three models comes in part due to increased demand for high-end models in China. Winkelmann says Lamborghini expects the super sports car market to return to the 2007 highs by 2013, selling around 35,000 units a year compared to just 26,000 last year.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Estoque

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[Source: Reuters]

  • Quinn McNamara

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