Lamborghini has continued its expansion plans ahead of the launch of its SUV, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus.
The factory site in Sant’Agata Bolognese has expanded from 80,000 to 160,000 m2, enabling Lamborghini to increase its production capacity, doubling to 7,000 units a year.
While the Urus will have a dedicated assembly line, the new, larger factory also includes a new finishing area which will cover all models, as well as a new office building. There’s also a new test track specifically for SUVs, including 13 different road surfaces to ensure the Urus can handle conditions both on- and off-road.
“Urus ushers in a new model of factory, which we call Manifattura Lamborghini, a new point of reference in the luxury automobile industry,” said Ranieri Niccoli, the head of manufacturing. “The substantial resultant benefits include greater production flexibility, better information accessibility, and the interconnection of systems: strengthening the professionalism of craftsmanship that has always distinguished us and supporting the doubling of our production volumes.”
Even with record sales in the past year, the factory expansion happened right on schedule, and the company managed to keep and maintain its carbon-neutral certification.
So, Lamborghini, about that Urus – we’re all waiting…