Lamborghini Plans SUV

Lamborghini LM002

Lamborghini is mulling a return to the utilitarian off-road market after being absent from the field for nearly two decades, according to Reuters.

The SUV would take stylistic influences from the Lamborghini LM002, shown above, which portends a more rugged, Hummer-like look for the new model rather than a high-performance one.

Bentley is also planning an SUV model that'll likely compete with the Lamborghini version. Both Lamborghini and Bentley are owned by parent-company Volkswagen, and both models would likely share mechanical parts with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles, says Reuters.

A concept version of the SUV is likely to show up at the 2012 Beijing auto show in April. If it gets the green light, a production-ready model would likely show up for model-year 2016.

Lamborghini is currently a loss-maker for Volkswagen, which is trying to make the brand profitable. SUV models have worked wonders at Porsche and Audi; VW officials think the same could work for Bentley and Lamborghini.

Lamborghini to follow Porsche with SUV (Reuters)

By Colin Bird | February 7, 2012 | Comments (3)

Comments 

Dan

Hey Lamborghini, you're doing it wrong.

jett1000

@ Dan,
i agree, they shouldn't make it look like the LM. The time for a boxy lambo SUV is passed. the thing that would really sell this SUV would be for it to look like the Gallardo and the aventador, especially the aventador. Porsche sold cayennes by making them look like the rest of the lineup, and the same would probably go for Lamborghini.

Mark

...production model year 2016. Good thing those with the coin to afford one are not concerned about how much gas will cost in 2016.

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