The SUV craze has forced many premium manufacturers to add at least one such vehicle in their lineup in order to not miss out on that lucrative market segment.
Lamborghini built theirs on the MLB Evo platform, the same one used in the VW Group’s large SUVs, including the Touareg, Audi Q7 and Q8, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga, and named it the Urus.
In production for three years, it is getting ready for its mid-life cycle refresh, which will bring a few styling upgrades and perhaps more horses under the hood, though it doesn’t really need the latter part.
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The Urus’ twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 pumps out 650 PS (641 HP / 478 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and a 305 km/h (190 mph) max speed. It also features an eight-speed automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive system with active rear torque vectoring, air suspension, all-wheel steering and seven drive modes.
Despite being an SUV, the Urus is a driver’s car, with a great balance between performance on any road and comfort in everyday driving. It also has seating for up to five and the biggest boot you will get in any Lambo today, and while you could get more powerful, and less expensive ones, like the Dodge Durango Hellcat and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the truth is that they are nowhere near the Urus for sophistication, handling, design or image.