Lamborghini SUV Urus set for 2016
March 22, 2013
The dramatic Urus SUV model from Lamborghini is on track to arrive for production form for late 2016, Rupert Stadler, the boss of Audi has stated. At a recent Lamborghini annual presss conference, he exclaimed that the Lamborghini Urus model should be signed off later this year. He went on to say that Lamborghini have to do it, due to the need to dovetail into production cycles, the Urus model should be seen in 2017. At the Audi brand group conference, where CEO of Lamborghini Stephan Winkleman made much of the future of Lamborghini and Audi models using lightweight technology, the Urus model took centre stage 

It was said that the Lamborghini Urus model will be based on same MLB New generation platform as the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. Whilst it is similar in layout to the current MLB platform, which is the underpin of the Audi A6, there are extensive use of lightweight materials with the next generation version. 

The architecture of the model mixes aluminium in pressed, extruded and cast forms, along with conventional steel pressings, with both materials riveted and glued together, in a similar manner to the structure of the Jaguar XJ. There has also been speculation that a brand new type of carbonfibre will be used in the MLB structure. 

There have been experiments taking place by the Volkswagen Group with mixes of chopped carbonfibres and resin, which can then be injected into a mould which can create components in around four minutes. This is a significant amount faster than the components that are conventionally made from layers of carbonfibre matting. 

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