Lamborghini’s SUV Uncertain Due to Middle Eastern Tensions

Thought that the Islamic State and the Syrian crisis won’t affect you directly? Ever caught yourself watching CNN and wondering why you should care if the self-proclaimed Caliphate expands? Well, as it turns out, if you were waiting for Lamborghini’s new SUV, the Urus, you’ll see why the Middle East situation concerns you.
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According to Autocar, that had a talk with senior company source, the rising tensions in the area are the reason why the car isn’t given the green light. Basically, they fear another financial crisis determined by an escalating war in Islamic states in the region.

Unfortunately for all of us, if the Islamic State manages to expand into neighboring countries, things might get out of hand and affect the economy on a global scale:

“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,”
the source said.

The Lamborghini Urus was originally scheduled for a 2017 launch

Talk around the internet was that the SUV would be launched in 2017. Various sources gave all sorts of tips and clues pointing to a production date somewhere three years from now.

Bringing an evolution of Audi/Volkswagen MLB platform to the market, the Urus was supposed to be sharing it with the upcoming Audi Q7 and the successors of the current Touareg and Cayenne, both of them exceptional cars. At the same time, it was supposed to be the Raging Bull's first turbocharged model.

What's more, as a spicy detail, the cost for such an SUV is being estimated at $240,000 which would make it a rival for cars like the production version of the Bentley EXP 9 F, which is also owned by the Wolfsburg-based Group.
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