It’s no secret that Lamborghini is itching for a third product line to join its pair of supercar models, and in less than a week we’ll see just what the automaker from Sant'Agata is planning.
Lamborghini will provide a glimpse of its future model in the form of a concept at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show
commencing on April 23.
Today, however, we have an official teaser showing the concept car's silhouette.
Lamborghini's chief Stephan Winkelmann has said a four-door model would fit
with Lamborghini's direction, suggesting either a sedan or SUV.
And while a sedan was looking likely following the unveiling of 2008’s Estoque concept car
, changing market conditions means Lamborghini is now more interested in an SUV as we found out recently
. After all, a quick look at corporate cousin Porsche points up the sales and profit potential in delving into the SUV realm: the Cayenne is a hit, despite its naysayers.
The new Lamborghini SUV could share its underpinnings with the Cayenne--or perhaps the next-generation model. Power could also come from a range of possible engines, though the Gallardo's V-10 is looking most likely.
Unlike Lamborghini's first SUV, the LM002, which evolved out of a project to build a military vehicle for the U.S., the new SUV would be focused on luxury and sporty on-road behavior to suit the tastes of wealthy buyers in the U.S., Russia and China looking for a vehicle with stunning looks, equally stunning performance but with everyday practicality
Stay tuned for an update.