Volkswagen’s Lamborghini division, along with Bentley, could be following Porsche and bring out a pricey SUV. At the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in April, Lamborghini should show an SUV study to Chinese customers, Bloomberg writes. A production version is expected by 2016.
A year earlier, Volkswagen’s Bentley is anticipated to sell its luxo-SUV. A study should be shown at the Geneva Auto Salon next month.
Lamborghini had a short-lived fling with its own SUV, the LM002 (pictured). Introduced in 1986 and quickly nicknamed the “Rambo Lambo,” the car was discontinued in 1993 after a bid for the military market had fizzled.
By showing the Lambo SUV in China, Lamborghini targets one of the hottest markets for upscale 4x4s. Most of Porsche’s sales in China are Cayennes. Chinese customers wait up to a year for their pricey imported car.