Lamborghini likes to take its sweet time developing new model, because once its launched it’s going to stay in production at least a decade. That’s how they do things. Lately we’ve been hearing more and more about their new SUV. Rumor has it they’ve already shown a prototype to some people, and they will bring a concept version of it to the Beijing Auto Show. So you’d imagine the car is ready to launch. Not so.
According to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, while his company is indeed looking for a third model to join the current lineup – comprising the Aventador and Gallardo, it could take until 2017 to arrive.
Speaking to a German newspaper, Winkelmann said: “It usually takes 48 months until an all-new vehicle arrives at dealers, so the new Lamborghini would not be available to buy before 2017.” “We definitely need a third line in the mid- and long term,” Winkelmann told the paper. “An SUV would be the first Lamborghini for everyday use, not just for the race track or weekends. We would have the opportunity to win new customers.”
That’s sounds like a long time, especially as all Lambo has do to is designing a body for the car. The VW Group, to which Lamborghini belongs, has a couple of nice SUV platforms the Lambo can use, and they have a couple of good engines to put in it as well. So chop chop you lazy Italians!