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Lamborghini Achieves Production Records In 2016; Reaffirms Urus SUV

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Although 2016 resided in the ‘Year of the Monkey”, one major Italian automaker was lifted by a year of the bull according to sales numbers.

A year where Lamborghini spent time to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Miura, a car that arguably gave relevance to the term ‘supercar’, the exotic vehicle constructor also left 2016 on a joyful note. Lamborghini achieved historic record sales globally through the past 12-month period by sending 3,457 of their latest high-performance vehicles into elite hands of the wealthy and socially affluent. This recent all-time achievement for Lamborghini follows up last year’s successful run of 3,245 vehicles. The 2016 year’s 7 percent increase over the previous year is also the sixth consecutive time where the sports car builder posted growth.

According for the majority of 2016 Lamborghini models was the V-10 powered Huracan. Lamborghini Huracan and Spyder variants totalled to 2,353 of the 3,457 vehicles sold last year. Introduced in 2014, the Huracan was immediately loaded with the responsibility of succeeding one of the most prolific cars that wore the bull badge. Assembled over a 10-year run, the Lamborghini Gallardo ended its production run with a total of 14,022 built. With the conclusion of 2016, the Lamborghini Huracan now exceeds 6,200 examples constructed.    

While 2/3rds of Lamborghini sales reflected popularity of the Huracan, the brand’s flagship Aventador also enjoyed a stellar showing in 2016. Crossing the 1,000 vehicles per year threshold after the 2015 calender year, the twelve-cylinder Lamborghini Aventador closed out this recently parted year with 1,104 models produced. The 2016 model year for the Aventador included the 50-car Miura Homage edition. A limited-run Lamborghini Centenario, based on the Aventador and sold as a coupe and roadster, also accounted for production last year.

From the 3,457 Lamborghini’s produced in 2016, 1,041 were destined to the United States. According to Automotive News Canada, Canadian sales of Lamborghini were assessed at 160 vehicles after November 2016. The Italian brand also celebrated record sales in European regions, the Middle East, Africa and on the Asian continent.

As an apparent treat to the growing customer base for the supercar builder, a much-anticipated third Lamborghini model has now been locked into the production forecast. The sport crossover vehicle teased for the first time in 2012 is finally going to become part of the Lamborghini lineup starting in 2018. With five years passing between the concept car and the construction of the consumer model, we’ll have to wait and see how much of the original premium crossover design will be found when the first Urus will leave its Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacturing facility. Upgraded capacity at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant is scheduled to be completed this year tailored to meet production records in the future. The Lamborghini Urus will be the first utility-style vehicle entrant by the auto company since the rugged LM002.

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