Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce SUVs Still Waiting For Green Light

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Saving away for either a Lamborghini Urus or the Rolls-Royce SUV with no name (yet)? You may end up in an Aventador or Wraith instead if neither one are green-lit.

According to AutoCar, the £180,000 ($289,000 USD) new-age Rambo Lambo is awaiting the go-ahead from Audi, which an anonymous insider claims will come when economic and geopolitical conditions calm down:

We are convinced the Urus can significantly boost global sales, but the financial conditions need to be sound. Right now, there are signs we may be heading for a downturn in the markets due to various factors, including trouble in the Middle East, although this is not reflected in the current sales situation, which puts us ahead of 2013.

Over at BMW, the Grey Poupon delivery wagon — set to move out of mainly Chinese showrooms at £200,000 ($321,000) — is still in the design phase. Board member for the high-end premium brand, Peter Schwarzenbauer, said the proposals are closing in on BMW’s vision for the SUV, but if the execs can’t be convinced that the final design resembles a Rolls-Royce, the vehicle will not be built.

Both SUVs are expected to enter production in 2017.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Lie2me Lie2me on Oct 23, 2014

    Those waiting on the Roller SUV may have to settle for a Bentley... *sigh*

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Oct 23, 2014

    That red Lambo looks like an angry old Chinese lady.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Oct 23, 2014

    Acura called...they want their ZDX back.

  • Krhodes1 Krhodes1 on Oct 23, 2014

    They really should just put the LM002 back into production and call it a day. The original, and still finest, hyper-SUV.

    • Noble713 Noble713 on Oct 23, 2014

      I'm not sure if it counts as an "SUV" but I think the Mercedes AMG G63 6x6 is the appropriate spiritual successor of the LM002. And LOL @ "market downturn due to trouble in the Middle East" which is PR-speak for "Oil sheiks can't buy our garish products if they get overrun by ISIS, so we're gonna wait for the zealots to get crushed before we waste money tooling up a production line for this stupid thing". And I'm still irritated that we're getting the Urus instead of the Estoque.