Lamborghini Urus four-wheel steering demonstrated on video

Lamborghini has shown the off-road ability of its upcoming Urus SUV, on video, the car show, with four-wheel steering.

The new SUV, the brand’s first, gets a four-wheel steering like the back of his Aventador’s siblings. There is also a traction-control system with six separate settings: Strada (street), Sport, and Corsa (racetrack), Sabbia (sand), Terra (dirt) and Neve (snow).

The Urus will be revealed on the 4. December, before the production starts with the brand from Sant’agata Bolognese facility in the North of Italy, has confirmed the company.

The Urus area is the function of the brand of the first plug-in hybrid, according to R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani. It is the only hybrid in Lamborghini’s line-up and offered in addition to a twin-turbo 4.0 Liter V8 Urus.

Lamborghini’s first SUV since the LM002 (1986-1993) is likely to make his first appearance next year in the sale in the year 2018. Like the Audi Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga with which it shares a platform, the Urus also 48V-powered active anti-roll suspension.

“The design [of the Urus] is pure Lamborghini,” says Reggiani. “It has significantly increased since the [2015] concept and the finished car is much better in and out. Turbo charging is “absolutely necessary” for the Urus, he said, because as an SUV it need a huge amount of torque.

“A super sports car is totally different; you need to feel the response of the engine, the spark for each cylinder. We will keep the suction motor for our other models. You are still the best choice.”

Reggiani said Lamborghini will focus on its R&D efforts on power, weight and aerodynamics, because “the handling is a function” of this. “We want to be a leader and have a chance to change the rules of the game,” he added, alluding to the new, still unknown developments.

Reggiani said he sees a significant difference between the company’s four-wheel-drive models, and the growing number of rear-wheel-drive variants. An advanced electronic chassis control system, such as the Huracán LP580-2 is not a substitute for the ability of four-wheel-drive power transmission to the road, he explained. Therefore, Lamborghini continues to both drive systems.