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The URUS, the world's first Super Sport Utility Vehicle!

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  1. S_AGATA

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    The LM also has a completely different character. It's much more athletic than the H1, although its naturally not as rugged.
     
  2. Ellagirl

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    Not to shure reg the word athletic ,and either of these two cars,should be in the same sentence.
     
  3. tbakowsky

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    They certainly do..lol. the LM was a very rough beast. But that is why there in zero comparison to this new "truck" audi is offering. They will make a killing on this thing. The profit margin must be massive. The value for the dollar is not there. And that is my point.
     
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    True true..I used to work on a ton of the H1 hummers. What a mess. However, they where much easier to service then any LM002. Ever pulled the engine on an LM? My goodness, it's amazing how they even made it to the end of the production line, let alone start and run.
     
  5. S_AGATA

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    Haha....I see your point. Its all relative I guess :)
     
  6. joe sackey

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    Even if that's how it is viewed, it makes economical sense for Lamborghini to capitalize on an opportunity, as the SUV is here to stay and there appears to be lots of demand for them.

    I'm guessing that many typical Lamborghini owners probably have the kind of lifestyle that could be enhanced by the use of an SUV, ergo the demand for them, and I've learnt that this is a phenomenon that has existed for decades, as this image of a well-known Lamborghini owner and his SUV from 1977 suggests.

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  7. plastique999

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    Totally agree....they missed the boat.
    Guess I won’t have a 3rd Lambo
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    No fake fur for the Wolf Man!
     
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  9. S_AGATA

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    Wonderful photo!

    The original Range Rover is a beautiful car in its own way. It's rugged and tough while still being elegant. I agree that it certainly caters to the lifestyle of many Lamborghini owners. I've owned, and still have, almost every variant of the Range Rover up until the current generation (including a LHD 1977 coupe 4 speed - not for sale :)) .

    The appeal of the LM002 was and still is completely unique. Nothing will ever fill that place in the market IMO.

    I agree that the SUV is here to stay but there are much better options, like your Range Rover. Still, it will no doubt be good for Lamborghini and ensure their future stability. If anything, LM002s will become even more appreciated!
     
  10. Ellagirl

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    As i said earlier,not a big fan of late gen Rovers,not shure of its intent, but i will admitt ,the first gen is pretty cool,in the 2 door version, mustard yellow,it must be.
     
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  11. hashiriya

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    The only downside of the LM002 to my experience is the amount of steering lock-to-lock, which makes it hard to be called agile in real street use.
    It's a hilarious car of its own. No, it's not a good rock crawler either, sadly.
    I agree that Lambo missed the boat on combining the off-road look and high speed capabilities, which are well applicable for LM002 (except acceleration, of course). They made LM002 special. And God, tires! The stance! The LM tires are half the look.

    Of course, we may be somewhat satisfied by the end of the day when Urus proves itself as a healthy car, but styling-wise there's a vast number of things to improve.
     
  12. joe sackey

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    Please allow James May to demonstrate:

     
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    Check out the bell-bottoms :D
     
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    Although SUVs are very popular (and growing more so every year), I'm going to predict that their place in the hierarchy of motor vehicles sold will be displaced by the lowly station wagon....yes, the station wagon.

    Wagons offered by companies like Subaru, Volkswagen, Audi, and Volvo will grow their market share in this segment. The catalyst giving rise to this change will be rising gasoline prices (which will shock the markets, as in the past), as well as better, more sophisticated, and technically advanced products.

    Wagons can do many of the things that SUVs can do (for example, from the standpoint of carrying cargo); they're also lighter in weight and are more fuel efficient. Perhaps there will always be a place for the SUV, but it won't be anywhere close to 50% of the market.

    Do I know exactly when this will happen? No. But I think I'd bet that long-term gasoline prices will go up. And that's a safe bet, I reckon.
     
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  16. IMO, everything will be electric before going back to a wagon. The suv market attracts people that really have no reason to even buy one, as in single with zero kids. The wagon will never do that.
     
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    The one thing that wagons can’t do however is provide a higher H Point (seating position). As cool as wagons are, women prefer sitting higher. :(
     
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    Not shure reg stationwagons comeback,they are big in Europe,but in the states,time will tell,in my household,no,my wife does not like stationwagons, was informed they look like old people,i suggested a BMW 5 series wagon,with no luck.my buddy got an E63 Benz wagon,wich is pretty cool,Ultra expensive SUV are relatively spoken flooding the market,,my local Bentley dealer got 12 Bentaygas in stock (the dealer nearest me,Naples) and they are not mowing off the lot quickly,a left over 17 is disconted 65 grand.also the Rover dealer got 24 full size Range rovers in stock,and very ready to deal(the big Rangie is an absolute bargain compared to the hideous Bentyaga)l guess my point is,hopefully Lamborghini is not to late to the party.
     
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    Impressive!
     
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    F250r.com is the answer!!
     
  22. joe sackey

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    Not in the USA at least, I think they'll simply make SUVs more fuel-efficient or electric.

    Agreed.

    I have come to understand this.
     
  23. hashiriya

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    Better to keep women out of the road sight, as they can get involved too much if you drive spiritedly, haha. But I heard bad things from women when exiting from a low seat point.
    The only good things about a SUV, to my mind, is that with the higher seating position comes the higher hood and view point, meaning, in bad conditions like heavy rain or heavy snow the windshield doesn't get dirty if compared with low or short hood cars (zero-hood compact cars like Smart Fortwo - the worse nightmare)
     
  24. johnhoughtaling

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    Aweful. A Q7 rebadge. They might sell a ton and that will be worse bc this should be Punished. Brand delusion

    To borrow a turn of phrase that Jim Glickenhaus, likes, they “jumped the shark”. Ferrari will follow.

    But Jimmy will save us.


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  25. 365boy

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    No. Just No.... And to hark back to the LM002 is a complete fraud. Like Porsche blathering on about the Paris-Dakar 911s when they launched the Cayenne.
     
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