After countless rumors about a possible Lamborghini SUV, leaked renderings recently confirmed the Italian automaker's plan for a high-riding -- and fast -- four-wheeler. The concept, which officially debuts at this month's Beijing auto show, is called the Lamborghini Urus.
No details have emerged along with the renderings, but we now have a clear look at both the exterior and interior of the Urus. The styling is clearly inspired by the Estoque concept car from the 2008 Paris show, but has been grafted onto a BMW X6-like body. The front fascia wears slim headlights with a large rectangular opening that has been split into four distinct sections -- it looks like the giant lower grille treatment helps to reduce visual height. The profile is clean and simple, with a crisp character line that runs between the bulging wheel arches. Around back, the Urus looks almost identical to an X6, but with slim, full-width taillights and quad pentagonal exhaust outlets. At least in these pictures, the result is clearly a Lamborghini though with more rounded corners than sharp creases.
The interior of the Urus will be nothing new to any fan of the Lamborghini brand. A cascading center stack looks to be made of the same carbon fiber-reinforced polymer that was used on the Sesto Elemento Concept and includes a large touchscreen. At the bottom of the stack looks to be the same red jet-fighter-esque start button cover as on the Aventador. This being a four-door Lamborghini means that there is seating for an additional two passengers in the second row.
Until now, it had only been rumored that the Lamborghini SUV would take the Urus name, and thanks to these images, it seems to have been confirmed by way of license plates reading "URUS."
We have no word yet on what may power the Urus concept, but it's been rumored that it will use a version of the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V-10 tuned to somewhere between 550 and 580 hp. Expect then to see either the seven-speed automated-manual transmission from the Aventador or the six-speed E-Gear transmission from the Gallardo. Of course, like the other two Lamborghini models, expect the Urus to send power to all four wheels.
Stay tuned for the full information on the Lamborghini Urus SUV once it makes its premiere in just a few days at the 2012 Beijing show.