Following the LM002, the only civilian-bound SUV Lamborghini has produced, is the Urus. A masterpiece in its own right, it’s Lamborghini’s take on the newfangled super SUV segment. And with looks both inside and outside that establish that it’s very much a Lamborghini, the Urus appears to have made a good start. And it’s not one of those strictly tarmac-bound vehicles, either. If you want to go fast on roads that are far from perfect, the Urus is right there to be your mode of transport. Provided you have the money to buy it, and the courage to take it off the road. And even if you don’t, the Lamborghini Urus can move happily on the tarmac, cornering with next-to-nobody roll, and with the cool that is too cool to handle for others.
On the outside, it might not look like a modern interpretation of the LM002, but it’s a proper supercar on stilts. The aggression is largely due to the lower half of the body, with muscular lines, almost-squared wheel arches, and the skid plates both at the front and back. The wide grille up front covers the whole face of the car, and the rear is busy in terms of design. The quad exhaust pipes aren’t out of place on a vehicle like this, and the LED tail lamps are a trademark, Lamborghini. The excessively wide tyres look as appealing as on any Lambo, which can never be a bad thing.
It doesn’t need to be established that the Urus isn’t your usual Lamborghini, so don’t be surprised when you see five seats, three screens in the dashboard, and a less aggressive approach for ingress and egress. Once all that is out of the way, you shall appreciate the tech-loaded dashboard. The ANIMA selector sits at the bottom of the centre console and also encapsulates the toggle switch for the engine start-stop button. The dual-screen setup right above it only makes controlling the infotainment system better. The lower screen doubles up as a keyboard, too. There’s also a 21-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system that satiates even the audiophiles.
And in the absence of a V10 or V12, the Urus might need to depend on the audio system for aural pleasure, you must think. But the 4-litre V8 isn’t a muted performer. And with 641 bhp and 850 Nm, it’s as ballistic as it can get. Four-wheel drive is standard, and the Lamborghini Urus can do 0-100 kmph in just 3.6 seconds. It can further go and hit the 200 kmph mark in 12.8 seconds, claims the company.
The Lamborghini Urus is available in one trim at the moment. So you get the best one there is. It’s priced at Rs 3 crore, ex-showroom. That makes the Urus sit quite close to the Lamborghini Huracan. So if you aren’t looking for a ‘conventional’ Lambo, it makes for a good alternative, too.
The Bentley Bentayga is its closest competitor. The British SUV also claims to be performance-focused and comes with a V8. Unless you have more money to spend, then there’s also the W12-engined model.
Exceptional pace regardless of the terrain Doesn’t look bad
Lacks a special engine Why wouldn’t you buy a Huracan instead?