At the Beijing Motor Show, Lamborghini introduced the four-door, four-seat Urus concept, an SUV that the automaker is likely to market within the next few years. Though the concept’s formal unveiling is in Beijing, Cars.com got a peek last month at a top-secret preview in New York City, where invitees were required to surrender all cameras and cellphones and, just to be sure, submit to metal detectors and wanding. (No, we’re not joking.)
Like most Lambos, the Urus is named for a bull—or in this case, a type of bull: The company describes Urus, also known as Aurochs, as the ancestor of domestic cattle whose appearance is still evident in modern Spanish fighting bulls.
The uninitiated will view the Urus as Lamborghini’s first SUV, but it’s actually the company’s first since 1992 when the boxy LM002 was retired. Thankfully, the Urus is no LM002. Penned by Filippo Perini, the designer behind the $376,000 Aventador, the Urus is undeniably compelling, as only a 600-horsepower SUV can be.
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