JH Italia, the authorised distributor of Lamborghini vehicles in Malaysia today took the wraps off the Urus “Super” SUV.
Priced at an estimated RM1 million before taxes, accessories, and what not, the Urus is the second SUV to come from Lamborghini after the LM002 which was introduced back in 1986.
Powered by a 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine producing 650 PS and 850 Nm of maximum torque, the Urus is capable of doing the century sprint in just 3.6 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 305 km/h.
Responsible for sending all the power to the wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission with a slip-controlled lock-up clutch, via a four-wheel drive system with various drive modes.
There are six drive modes - Strada (Road), Sport, Corsa (Race), Neve (Snow), Terra (Dirt) and Sabbia (Sand) – which can be selected via Lamborghini’s Tamburo driving mode selector.
In the Strada, Terra, and Neve modes, torque vectoring helps to reduce understeer, while Sport and Corsa modes allow for more oversteer. The Sabbia mode on the other hand, is calibrated to improve agility on loose surfaces like on gravel or sand dunes.
The exhaust note also varies depending on the drive mode selected, with Strada being the quietest, and Corsa the loudest and fiercest.
Offered for the first time in a Lamborghini is the Electromechanical Active Roll Stabilisation system. While it ensures maximum reduction of roll on bumpy roads, it also provides the bull with agility and a responsive steering in a straight line.
The Urus also gets a rear-wheel steering system adapted from the Aventador, allowing the steering angle to vary between positive and negative 3 degrees.
On the exterior, key features include 22-inch wheels, Y-shaped LED headlights and tail lights, large hexagonal air intakes, low-level front splitters, frameless doors, double round exhaust pipes, and a low coupe-like silhouette.
Inside, the all-new Urus gets the Lamborghini Infotainment System III (LIS) which includes voice control, wireless phone charging, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Baidu CarLife.
The list of standard equipment includes:
Also standard is the 8-speaker audio system, though a high-end Bang & Olufsen sound system with 21 active speakers is available as an option.
Where safety is concerned, the Urus comes with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that offers up to Level 2 Driving Assistance, High Beam Assistant, parking sensors, and a PreCognition collision mitigation system.
Named after the wild ancestors of the Spanish domestic cattle, the first few units of the Lamborghini Urus are expected to arrive in Malaysia in the second quarter of the year.
“The Urus is expected to drive significant sales volume in 2018. Feedback from our customers has been very positive and some have already placed orders for the first allocation of units in 2018,” said Andrea Baldi, general manager of Laborghini Asia Pacific.