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We Hear: Lamborghini Urus CUV to be built in Slovakia

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/26/2014 Christian Seabaugh

Rambo Lambo: First Blood Part II is set to hit Slovakia in 2017. The follow-up to the beloved Lamborghini LM002, the Lamborghini Urus, is reportedly going to be built in Volkswagen's Slovakia factory starting in 2017.

The Lamborghini Urus, Lambo's first SUV since the early '90s, will be built alongside the next-generation Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg, as well as the up-coming Bentley EXP 9F, reports Automotive News Europe. Volkswagen's Bratislava, Slovakia factory has reportedly been tapped to build all of VW's MLB-platform crossovers. With high-demand anticipated, the Slovakian plant recently received Volkswagen's largest metal press, ensuring the automaker will have the capacity to meet demand.

Lamborghini Urus Concept at Beijing Show front-three-quarter© Provided by MotorTrend Lamborghini Urus Concept at Beijing Show front-three-quarter

The Lamborghini Urus is most likely to be powered by Audi's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, which produces a very healthy 520 hp. The Lamborghini Huracan's 5.2-liter V-10, which makes 601 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque is somewhat less-likely to power the Urus, as the engine might be too large to fit in the performance crossover. A diesel powertrain, likely the Cayenne Diesel's 240-hp and 406-lb-ft of torque 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, is also a strong possibility for European markets.

The Lamborghini Urus is slated to go into production in 2017, likely as a 2018 model.

Source: Automotive News Europe (subscription required)


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