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Posted on 02/07/2012 6:48:58 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Lamborghini Plans SUV
Lamborghini is mulling a return to the utilitarian off-road market after being absent from the field for nearly two decades, according to Reuters.
The SUV would take stylistic influences from the Lamborghini LM002, shown above, which portends a more rugged, Hummer-like look for the new model rather than a high-performance one.
Bentley is also planning an SUV model that'll likely compete with the Lamborghini version. Both Lamborghini and Bentley are owned by parent-company Volkswagen, and both models would likely share mechanical parts with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles, says Reuters.
A concept version of the SUV is likely to show up at the 2012 Beijing auto show in April. If it gets the green light, a production-ready model would likely show up for model-year 2016.
Lamborghini is currently a loss-maker for Volkswagen, which is trying to make the brand profitable. SUV models have worked wonders at Porsche and Audi; VW officials think the same could work for Bentley and Lamborghini.
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Cool, a 200 mph suv at 8 gallons to the mile for hollywood environment wacko’s.
Maybe International Harvester should get back in the act.
It looks like a flattened jeep.
Dude, have you ever driven, let alone ridden... in an IH Scout? I’d sooner that John Deere tries to build an SUV..
I want one of these. Bumper sticker not SUV.
Hey Mod .... I just noticed the copyright info on the pic I posted here. Can you delete it?