It turns out that the Lamborghini Urus SUV – which was previously slated to arrive by 2017 – has still not been officially greenlit.
According to an interview with Autocar, an anonymous executive said that the company is anticipating a possible economic downturn “due to various factors, including trouble in the Middle East.” For now, they remain apprehensive about releasing the Lamborghini Urus, given that sales likely would not live up to projections. This is only heightened by the fact that the Middle East is a big market for the automaker.
Development of the Lamborghini Urus is still continuing as planned, however. The marque remains optimistic that despite current global issues, when the timing is more ideal, the SUV could still enable them to broaden their lineup and garner a larger market share.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann previously indicated that the Lamborghini Urus SUV could be the brand’s first model to premier a new V8 turbo motor, but given the tumultuous state of things, it seems much more likely that the SUV will play things safe, launching with either the Huracan’s 5.2 liter V10 or the Aventador’s 6.5 liter V12, instead.