The Lamborghini CEO teased that the 2019 Urus will become the fastest SUV in the world. The prototype has recently been spotted too, revealing a bulkier form.
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The 2019 Lamborghini Urus has been teased to perform 650hp with its twin-turbo V-8 engine. The automaker claims the upcoming SUV will become the fastest sport utility vehicle in the world.
The 2019 Lamborghini Urus will be the first turbocharged model from the brand. It is aimed to compete with the super-SUV models in the market. Lamborghini even claims with full confidence that the upcoming Urus will become the fastest SUV in the world.
— Autocar (@autocar) May 17, 2017
The upcoming Urus can deliver 650 hp, which is 50 hp better than the Bentley Bentayga. The automaker also claims that the new SUV can overtake the latter's 187-mph top speed record.
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali also revealed to Automotive News Europe the automaker's plans to expand over the next few years. Apparently, the 2019 Lamborghini Urus is expected to be the driving force of the brand's expansion goals.
Domenicali detailed that the company has forecasted to produce 1,000 units of Urus next year. In addition, the automaker has already scheduled an annual production output of 3,500 units in the succeeding years. The CEO also teased that the production numbers may also increase, depending on the demand of the new SUV once it is released.
The automaker's factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy will produce the 2019 Lamborghini Urus. In the same factory, the Aventador and Huracán are also being produced. The automaker is currently expanding to double the floor space of its factory to accommodate the coming in of the new Urus in the production line.
Aside from the expansion of the factory, the brand has reportedly increased its workforce by employing additional 150 technicians and assembly-line workers in January last year. Lamborghini still intends to employ 500 more staff to help in the production as demand begins to pump up too.
Furthermore, the expansion goals of Lamborghini also include putting up a paint shop that will be allocated to do the upcoming Urus. This will be a new milestone for the automaker as it will be the first paint shop they will have in the past 54 years of existence.
Meanwhile, the 2019 Lamborghini Urus has also been spotted while undergoing test recently. Despite the heavy camouflage, the prototype reveals the shape of the new model is bulkier than the concept introduced at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Moreover, the mule does not seem to carry the pumped fenders shown from the unveiled concept.