Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
When it comes to Lamborghinis value-for-money is almost irrelevant because we’re in the realm of the supercar, where the laws of price and features don’t really apply. Yes, the old, if-you-have-to-ask-how-much-it-is-then-you-can’t-afford-it rule is coming into effect here.
Which is why the first question I asked was – how much is it? The five-seater version we tested lists for $390,000, before on-road costs. You can also have your Urus in a four-seat configuration but you'll pay more at $402,750.
The 'MLB Evo' platform which underpins the Urus is also used by the Porsche Cayenne, but that SUV is almost half the price at $239,000. But it’s not as powerful as the Lamborghini, not as fast as the Lamborghini, and … it’s not a Lamborghini.
Coming standard is a full-leather interior, four-zone climate control, two touch screens, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DVD player, surround view camera, proximity unlocking, drive-mode selector, proximity unlocking, leather steering wheel, power and heated front seats, LED adaptive headlights, power tailgate and 21-inch alloy wheels.
Our Urus was fitted with options, lots of options - $67,692 worth. This included the giant 23-inch rims ($10,428) with carbon ceramic brakes ($3535), the leather seats with 'Q-Citura' diamond stitching ($5832) and optional stitching ($1237), the Bang & Olufsen stereo ($11,665) and digital radio ($1414), night vision ($4949) and the ambient light package ($5656).
Our car also had the Lamborghini badge sewn into the headrests which is a $1591 option and the plush floor mats are $1237.
What are the Lamborghini Urus’s rivals? Does it have any other than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which isn’t really in the same monetary ballpark?
Ferrari’s upcoming SUV will be a true rival to the Urus, but you’ll have to wait until about 2022 for that.
Aston Martin’s DBX will be with us sooner – it’s expected in 2020. But, don’t hold your breath for a McLaren SUV. When I interviewed the company’s global product boss in early 2018 he said one was totally out of the question. I asked him if he wanted to bet on it. He declined. What do you think?