One of the more surprising entries this year is the 2017 Lamborghini Urus car as it is an SUV model from a very unexpected brand. Ever since Porsche introduced their SUV to the market, other high brand names decided that they should do so as well and not let them have all the fun. The Urus is thus a high-performance SUV model produced by a brand which is mainly known for its super cars and sports models.
The name is an appropriate one as Urus is actually the term for an ancestor of the modern day cow, which went extinct in the XVII century. The animals were massive and so is this car, so it makes it quite appropriate for them to bear this strange name that some would immediately label as odd. As you can see from the pictures, the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is quite a big car as well.
There is a debate which does place some concerns on Lamborghini being able to make a suitable SUV model. If we look at their past attempt, the LM002 model which is the original Lamborghini SUV which was produced in 1993 with only 328 models ever made, Lambo does not have a good reputation for this vehicle. But we do hope that this time they learn from their mistakes and manage a better model.
When is the 2017 Lamborghini Urus Hitting the Market?
As announced before, the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is going to be available on the market by the beginning of the year. This model was already announced quite some time ago and we have already expected to see it much sooner. As they have failed to release the car by this year the recent announcement about the release date was made for the beginning of 2017.
What is the Cost for the 2017 Lamborghini Urus?
People are already questioning the cost of the 2017 Lamborgini Urus. As this is a Lambo there are many doubts if this car is going to be affordable to get as an SUV. But as the indications are, the starting price is going to be at around £180,000, which also translates into $270,250 as would be a potential base MSRP rate for the US market.
2017 Lamborghini Urus Exterior Design and Features
The exterior of the 2017 Lamborghini Urus has everything you would expect to get from a Lambo model. It is both aggressive and joins the hard angles that Lamborghini models are characterized by. The greatest mistake that the previous LM002 model made was that it did not look as a Lambo model. Although they use the concept features from that model and incorporate here, they have clearly stated what model is this by incorporating the necessary features for this one.
The car adopts a frontward-pointing arrow look for its front end and there are many parts that have been borrowed from the Aventador model as well. The headlights, although similar to the Aventador model, are smaller in this car but they still create a “Y” shape in the front of the car which we are used to seeing in Lambo models. It adds a double hump feature as well and the roofline is swiped forward a bit. The side profile does looks like a standard Lambo supercar but adds heat extractors just behind the front wheels. Finally, the car will use the massive 24-inch wheels with double spoke rims as a standard offer.
2017 Lamborghini Urus Interior Updates and Technology
The most interesting things about the interior of the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is that this model is made for only four people, one of them being the passenger. This is something which is not typical for your everyday SUV but they still managed to get the best out of their interior and have made it rock-solid. The interior can be designed as a perfect fit for anybody. It looks like a sports car added a few extra ponds and there are many parts made of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer which help to reduce the weight of the car in a drastic manner.
They have also managed to de-clutter the parts behind the steering wheel. The only thing left now are the paddle shifters. Things like turn signals, lights, and wipers are all ran with a multi-function steering wheel or the screen paled behind it. The interior is also very nice looking and is exceptionally comfortable, with some fine grade materials and comfort rates.
Engine offers for the 2017 Lamborghini Urus
As it was stated, the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is going to be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0 liters V-8 engine. As other Lambo options are usually powered by a naturally aspirated V-10 and V-12 this is going to be a downgraded version for the brand. The model is going to crank up the power to 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
2017 Lamborghini Urus 0-60 mph Acceleration Rate and Top Speed
The car is surprising going to have a spring to it when speeding up. The 2017 Lamborghini Urus is going to achieve a performance of 0-60 mph of about 4 seconds, which is pretty good for an SUV but something that was expected for a Lambo. The top speed is going to go up to 205 mph.
Fuel Economy Ratings
As the official fuel ratings have not been issued for the 2017 Lamborghini Urus and this is the first of its kind, we do not have a lot to compare it with. We do know that it will improve on the fuel rating which some other Lamborghini models have, for instance the Aventador, which has an outrageous rating of 11 mpg in the city and 17 on the highway just to compare it with. But as this model is using a V-8 engine and does use a lot lighter materials and saves on weight we assume that it will be much improved compared to the Aventador and that it will also have decent rates for the segment as well.
The official dimensions have not been release yet but we do know that the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is going to be quite small in size. As it is going to be able to intake only 4 people inside to not expect it to be very big. The car has been measured to 1.7 m in height 1.9 in width, and a total length of 4.5 m and a wheelbase of about 2.7 m. There are not official stats on the trunk load and the interior volume for now but we can expect a standard offer for packaging and storing the cargo.
The model is going to add some expanded safety features and the 2017 Lamborghini Urus is perhaps one of the safest models that Lambo is releasing. Keeping in mind that this is a breakout SUV model we are expecting them to do a great job with this as well. Besides your standard safety equipment which includes 6 airbags there is also going to be the lane keep assist function, cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, collision detection, etc. The crash tests have yet to be done but we can assume that those are going to be great as well.
The 2017 Lamborghini Urus is going to be a better venture from the Italian automaker in the SUV segment. This one has already been packed with great models from famous designers. But as this is a company which is predominantly known for its sports models it will be pitted against other brands which have gone through a similar change. Namely Porsche and Bentley have already released their models which are the Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga which are going to be the main competitors in the segment.