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Lamborghini Still Considering Estoque Sedan

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On: Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 5:12PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Still Considering Estoque Sedan

Last summer, we learned that Lamborghini was pitting two prototypes against each other in a battle toward production. The news intimated that one victor would go to market and one loser would disappear like so many other concept cars and prototypes. With the launch of Urus concept this week, it appeared we had a winner in the crossover concept and a loser in the sedan concept. But there may be no losers in this battle.

Lamborghini appears committed to building the Urus SUV, but it hasn't entirely abandoned a sedan based upon the Estoque concept shown in 2008.

According to Autoweek, CEO Stephan Winkelmann put it like so: "We haven't given up on the idea of a sedan entirely, but we see more potential in a sport-utility vehicle encapsulating typical Lamborghini attributes." He said that the Bull temporarily abandoned the sedan due to the lack of a proper platform to build it on, but Lambo is clearly leaving the door open.

At one point not long ago, Winkelmann was quite public about his preference for a sedan over an SUV. However, it appeared that the Volkswagen brass up above Winkelmann were more impressed with the SUV, and that's kind of the way things went down.

The Urus is supposed to help Lamborghini pump up annual sales, and the company expects that it could sell as many as 3,000 annually. If it's looking for something to do with that extra capital, development of a four-door fourth model might be the way to go.

We've long thought that either a sedan or non-LM002-like SUV would water Lamborghini's line of super-coupes down, but now that they're adding water, they may as well let it grow.




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