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Lamborghini Pushes Urus to the Back Burner

Now is apparently not the time to gamble on weirdness.

Lamborghini has been doing quite well in recent years, to the point that it’s genuinely difficult to believe there was once a time when it was handed off from one owner to another for piddling sums of money. But even as the Huracan shatters sales records, turmoil in the Middle East has the company brass worried. This is likely to be one of the bigger markets for the proposed Urus SUV, and a badly timed launch can sink a nameplate.

As a Lamborghini spokesman told Autocar: “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.” This kind of cautious thinking is pretty understandable, and although Lamborghini is one of the only high-end marques to have built an SUV prior to the current luxo-box craze, a lot of fans of the Raging Bull won’t be too disappointed if the Urus fails to materialize.

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