"It usually takes 48 months until an all-new vehicle arrives at dealers, so the new Lamborghini would not be available to buy before 2017," said Winkelman. Along with Bentley
, Lamborghini will diversify into the super-luxury SUV market using the new platform that underpins the Audi Q7
, VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne
. It is believed that a modified version of the Gallardo's V10 powerplant will power the car. To avoid the fate of the poorly-received Bentley EXP 9 SUV, Winkelman said Lamborghini are treading carefully. "For the brand, emotions are important," he told the paper.