The upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV is anticipated to double the Italian supercar maker’s gross sales to roughly 7,000 autos per 12 months — one thing that can not be achieved with the corporate’s current manufacturing services. Double the gross sales requires double the meeting line house.
That is why Lamborghini simply put the ending touches on a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing unit in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the identical Italian village through which each Lamborghini has been produced for the reason that 350 GT. The power will probably be used to supply the Urus and in addition for end work on the 2 different Lamborghini mannequin strains at present in manufacturing: the Huracan and the Aventador. This carbon-neutral manufacturing unit was inbuilt simply 18 months, and along with the meeting house, it features a new take a look at observe with 13 completely different surfaces particular to SUVs.
“With our third mannequin, we needed to introduce essentially the most modern manufacturing applied sciences and sensible manufacturing unit ideas, supporting and complementing the actions of our workforce,” stated Ranieri Niccoli, chief manufacturing officer. Urus ushers in a brand new mannequin of manufacturing unit, which we name Manifattura Lamborghini, a brand new level of reference within the luxurious vehicle trade. The substantial resultant advantages embody higher manufacturing flexibility, higher data accessibility and the interconnection of methods: strengthening the professionalism of expertise that has all the time distinguished us and supporting the doubling of our manufacturing volumes.”
The brand new manufacturing unit is anticipated to deliver Lambo’s annual manufacturing to 7,000 autos per 12 months.
Taking manufacturing house from 80,000 to 160,000 sq. meters was not merely an growth of flooring house; Lamborghini aimed to present the manufacturing unit a versatile structure to future-proof the power and to create an area the place robots and human staff work collectively.
The Urus is due on sale in 2018, however that is simply the beginning of Lamborghini’s growth: By 2021, the corporate plans to launch a fourth mannequin line. Latest feedback by Lamborghini executives counsel that the fourth mannequin line might be a front-engined four-door sedan within the spirit of the shelved Estoque idea or one other supercar to fill out the supercoupe lineup.
By the way in which, within the video above you possibly can catch fleeting glimpses of the outside of the Urus itself. Lambo tried to blur out a number of photographs that reveal the manufacturing design, however that is the actual factor being constructed on the brand new line.