Rumors: Industry Report—VW To Hit Pause On Lamborghini And Bentley SUVs

By Doran Dal Pra

October 12, 2012

Oh, global financial crisis, how we love thee. A new report from Reuters is suggesting that the forthcoming Lamborghini Urus and Bentley EXP 9 F SUVs may be put on ice (brand purists rejoice!). The move will help Volkswagen, parent company to both brands, save money as it deals with slowing European car sales and rising costs.
The Lamborghini Urus concept was debuted at this year's Beijing Motor Show, to the chagrin and woe of Lamborghini fans. It was slated to see the marketplace in 2017. Bentley's EXP 9 F concept vehicle, which was shown at the Geneva Motor Show back in March and widely panned for its awkward looks, may be tweaked from the concept for a debut sometime in 2014. Both companies are apparently still pushing to continue development on the two vehicles despite the news from VW.
It's currently unclear what the long-term fate of these two vehicles will be, but VW's supervisory board should make a final decision regarding the postponement in late November. Stay tuned for more.