Lambo leap: Super SUV ‘Urus’ will launch in 2018

Italian super car company will have three production models in 2018

The 2018 Lamborghini Urus super SUV

The Lamborghini Urus was recently revealed in a global premiere at Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The brand is calling its first production SUV a “Super SUV,” which parallels the Audi-owned brand’s super sports cars – the Aventador and Huracán. The name Urus — also an extinct wild cattle native to Europe which is also known as an aurochs — is a fitting name for a company that features a bull on its nameplate.  VIPs joined media and guests from around the world to get a first look at the bull of the Lambo world. Available from 2018, the Urus Super SUV becomes Lamborghini’s third production model alongside its two-seater super sports cars Aventador and Huracán, opening the brand’s appeal to a new audiences beyond the tracks and open road.

Stefano Domenicali attends LAMBORGHINI URUS WORLD PREMIERE on December 4, 2017 in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Lamborghini)

On the outside, the Urus is easily Identifiable as a Lamborghini. Under the hood, the super SUV seems no less worthy of its brand with 8-cyllinder, 650 horsepower engine that pushed the vehicle from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. The Urus has a top speed of almost 190 mph. The Urus has a rear-wheel steering system that is also implemented in the Aventador S. At low speeds the rear-axle steering angle is opposite to that of the front wheels (counter-phase steering), effectively shortening the wheelbase for increased agility and a reduced turning circle for increased maneuverability. At high speeds the rear axle steering angle is in the same direction as the front wheels (in-phase steering), elongating the wheelbase for increased stability and ride comfort as well as optimum driving dynamics.