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Lamborghini Urus SUT Approved For Production

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Pickup version to debut late-April at the Austin Auto Show in Texas.

Lamborghini typically offers two body-styles of each of its models – coupe and convertible versions of the current Huracan and Aventador. The Urus has been the standout exception, offered in just the one form factor. But that's about to change.

The Raging Bull marque today confirmed production plans for the Urus SUT, which will ditch the crossover's wagon roofline in favor of a pickup bed at the back. The move is expected to broaden the model's appeal to those who'd sooner transport their cargo under the open air than in the enclosed cargo compartment currently offered.

"With the introduction of the Urus SUT, Lamborghini is embracing the growing market for powerful, exclusive pickups, and expanding its versatility beyond the super sports cars for which the marque has become known," said Jimmy Williamson, the Texas native brought in to Sant'Agata Bolognese to spearhead the project. "The Urus proved that Lamborghini can accommodate more than two passengers. With the Urus SUT, we're taking the idea a step further in the footsteps of the LM002."

It won't be the first time Lamborghini will offer a pickup, after all. The "Rambo Lambo" to which Williamson refers incorporated a short bed behind its four-door cab.

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It remains to be seen whether the Urus SUT (shorthand for Sport Utility Truck) will retain its four doors or ditch the rear seats in favor of a longer bed. Expect the SUT to carry over the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from the standard Urus. However sources tell us that ties between the Volkswagen Group and Ford could enable Lamborghini to adopt the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel from the F-Series Super Duty. Expect further details to be announced later this month at the Austin Auto Show in the state capital of Texas, the world's largest market for pickup trucks.