Who would have thought we'd see the day that Lamborghini rolls out with an SUV?
Well, after originally showing off its concept Urus SUV during the Beijing auto show back in 2012, Lamborghini has announced that the vehicle will officially be made for a 2018 release.
To accommodate the production for the official rollout, Lamborghini will nearly double its factory size from 80,000 to 150,000 square meters - 262,467 to 492,126 square feet - and hire 500 additional employees.
Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann spoke about the brand's expansion to include a SUV line in a press release statement.
"This is a proud moment for everybody in Lamborghini. The introduction of a third model line endorses the stable and sustainable growth of the company and signifies for us the beginning of a new era," Winklemann said. "The new SUV will be made in Sant'Agata Bolognese, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding the values of 'Made in Italy' worldwide."
One report claims that the Italian government granting Lamborghini $87 million in tax breaks permitted the brand to expand into a highly anticipated SUV line.
While the exact specs aren't known just yet - our request for an interview with Lamborghini hasn't been answered as of press time - from the initial looks of the Urus, one can see how the iconic sports car manufacturer has accomplished that sleek, sexy look it's known for - even on an elevated SUV platform.
Safe to say, this should be the fastest SUV on earth, right?