The Lamborghini Urus SUV was a much talked about concept when it first came to the Beijing Auto Show last year, so much so that plucky Sichuan based car company Yema wanted to bring the Urus to the people at a more affordable price than the expected 5 million RMB the new SUV was expected to command in China.
Previously at the 2012 Chengdu Auto Show, Yema unveiled a rash of cloned cars one of which was a copy of the current Volkswagen Tourag which has already been through the Chinese patent office indicating that a launch isn’t too far away. That particular model is powered by a 1.5T Mitsubishi engine that might struggle to pull such a weighty car, but it is highly likely that the same powerplant will land in this Urus inspired car.
So which will come first, the Urus or the Yema? And what platform is it based on? Yema’s first car was based on the 1980′s Austin Maestro platform which had been bought and sold by a few different companies before landing in Yema’s hands, that model went onto become a small second generation Subaru Forester clone that has sold ‘okay’ in second and third year cities across China’s rural belt. Is this the Austin-Lambo mash up we have always dreamed about? We hope so.
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