According to reports, Lamborghini has agreed to produce its performance-oriented Urus SUV in Italy after agreeing to a range of incentives from the country’s government.
Bloomberg reports that Lamborghini chief executive Stephan Winkelmann and Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler will hold a press conference tomorrow confirming details about the agreement. One the key elements of the deal is that alongside the Italian automaker hiring 500 new employees to handle Urus production, the government will grant around $87 million in tax breaks. Other financial incentives are also apparently on the cards.
While construction of the Lamborghini Urus will take place in Italy, it is suggested that its platform as well as other components will be produced at the Volkswagen Group’s range of factories. For example, the Cayenne’s platform set to be used by the Urus is already made in Bratislava, Slovakia.
As for the Lamborghini Urus itself, it could become Lamborghini’s first model to feature forced induction by way of turbocharging or instead could implement a plug-in hybrid system. If either a turbocharged or plug-in hybrid powertrain were offered for the Lamborghini Urus, it is likely that they would be sourced from inside the Volkswagen Group. For example, a turbocharged engine from Audi could be available while the plug-in hybrid could bare similarities with the system powering the recently revealed Audi Q7 e-tron.