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This morning we reported that the new Lamborghini SUV will be named the Urus. Hours later, Lambo released a teaser image (if you can call it that) of the SUV ahead of the scheduled Beijing Motor Show debut.
Showing almost nothing about the final design, the sketch composed of five lines confirms one thing. It looks close to the leaked photos we have already seen, despite revealing very little.
The SUV is rumored to be run by the same V10 that’s in the Lamborghini Gallardo, which makes 575 hp.
Check back for the full reveal of the Lamborghini SUV on Monday, though history indicates that something is likely to leak over the weekend.
The new Lamborghini SUV is set to be revealed next week at the Beijing motor show, and the name on the luxury sport utility vehicle will apparently be “Urus.”
Although initial reports had said that the nameplate “MLC” would be attached to the SUV, is has been reported that the name will be Urus. There were also rumors that “Deimos” could be the name, as Lamborghini trademarked it recently, but they must be saving it for another upcoming model.
Urus is the name of the larger ancestor of today’s domestic cattle, and it follows in line with Lambo’s naming scheme, using the names of bulls for its cars.
The Lambo is rumored to be run by the same V10 that’s in the Gallardo, making 575-hp, and will be based on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg.
Although there is some leaked information, and images of the new SUV, all will be revealed soon enough.
[Source: China Car Times]
All the rumors surrounding the inevitable introduction to the Lamborghini SUV should come to an end at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show where a concept version of the exotic SUV is currently set to debut in late April 2012.
An Italian publication, Quattroruote, recently leaked what appears to be a photo of the Lamborghini SUV that is clearly being built to compete with the SUV offering from Bentley and Maserati.
Based on the photo in the publication (and it could just be a real good render) the Italian automaker will be incorporating the design from its Aventador on their SUV, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Aventador is by far one of the finest Lamborghini designs in a while and if executed properly, could make the SUV look proper instead of out of proportion. The SUV is expected to be powered by the same V10 in the Gallardo with 575-hp, but a possible hybrid drivetrain is being, you guessed it, rumored with 700-hp and could be seen in 2015.
It would also make sense for Lamborghini to debut the vehicle in Beijing, where the Chinese market would welcome a Lamborghini SUV with open arms. Possibly much more than Europeans would at the Geneva Motor Show.
GALLERY: Lamborghini SUV
[Source: In Auto News]