Cold weather and off-road evaluations were necessary because this is the Lambo you can take anywhere during any season.
Lamborghini takes on new challenges with the launch of the Urus. The brand has decades of experience building supercars that see light use on the road and generally in ideal weather. However, the Urus is a model that owners can drive everyday, and Lambo expects them to do so. In a new video, several of the company’s execs discuss making the high-performance SUV capable of handling these demands.
Lambo’s quality control team worked with the engineers from the very beginning of the Urus’ creation. They also came up with a different preproduction testing procedure to match how owners would use the SUV. This process included more cold-weather and off-road evaluations than a Huracán or Aventador would need to receive.
The Italian automaker will debut the Urus on December 4. Sales will begin in 2018 at a price around $200,000. Initially, power will come from a 650-horsepower (485-kilowatt) 4.0-liter biturbo V8, and it’ll route through an all-wheel-drive system via an automatic gearbox. A hybrid version will reportedly come later.
Gallery: Lamborghini Urus new teaser
Inside, a recent spy shot reveals that the Urus has a pair of touchscreens on the center stack. One handles infotainment functions, and the other is for HVAC controls. The driver also gets a digital instrument cluster, including indications of the SUV’s tilt for off-roading. In addition, owners can tune the SUV to the conditions using the company’s ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligence Management) drive mode selector. The standard Strada, Sport, and Corsa settings will be similar to the Huracán and Aventador. Plus, off-road adventures will be easier with the Terra, Neve, and Sabbia selections for outings on dirt, snow, and sand, respectively.
Source: Lamborghini via YouTube