As you may recall, back in June we reported on a decision-making process currently ongoing at Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, and Volkswagen corporate HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany. That Lamborghini would produce a vehicle with more seats and doors than its existing range of exotic sportscars was a sure thing – the question was which way the Raging Bull marque would go: crossover or sedan?

Given that other exotic automakers like Porsche and Maserati have gone both ways, we asked you, our faithful readers, to cast your vote in our informal online poll, and the outcome was clear: over 59 percent of responders wanted a four-door Lamborghini sedan like the Estoque concept. Less than 18 percent liked the idea of a Lamborghini crossover, overshadowed by the 23.5 percent who would rather see the House that Ferruccio Built stick with supercars.

Unfortunately, the product planners feel differently, as reports suggest that the crossover is more likely to get the nod than the sedan. Emerging markets like China, India and Latin America – where a soft-roader would prove more popular – have apparently been swaying the decision-makers. The resulting vehicle is likely to borrow its underpinnings from the Porsche Cayenne, offer all-wheel drive and possibly a turbocharged engine – but no hybrids or diesels.

Of course the announcement hasn't been made yet, so there's no telling what might happen until it is, but for now, it looks like the LM002 is coming back, in one form or another, while the Estoque will (for the time being at least) remain a one-off show piece.


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      Tuga
      • 3 Years Ago
      RamboLambo or GTFO
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Boooo. The Estoque was a gorgeous sedan. It would be a shame if it gets pushed to the side to make room for another unneeded SUV.
      RocketRed
      • 3 Years Ago
      So we will have a third version of the Cayenne/Toureg, but far more expensive. Obviously the world's trustafarians were too often facing the searing indignity of pulling up behind another Cayenne at the valet line, and being forced to see bond traders, doctors, and other rabble who are forced to work for living driving the same car.
        Tuga
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RocketRed
        4th, you're forgetting the Q7. Or, actually, 5th, with the Bentley SUV being confirmed and all.
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RocketRed
        VAG's version of badge-engineering.
      Tony Dang
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am in favor of the Estoque sedan as well but if Lamborghini manages to make a all-terrain 4WD rally capable monster from the chassis of a Porsche Cayenne then I will quickly change my mind. The prospect of a SVT Raptor equivalent to a Cayenne with Lamborghini styling a 600+ HP or 800+LB of torque(if they use a Audi sourced V12 diesel) entices men. TL:DR basically if they build a vehicle in the spirit of the original LM002 I'll be happy.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tony Dang
        i think that is the point, to go on a different route with Lambo , VAG already has enough luxury sedans. An offroad monster would fit perfectly in the Lambo lineup. The Arabs and Russians will love it, also football players and rappers.
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as thing thing is relatively impractical, looks ridiculous, and has outrageous performance, I approve. But I still wanna see a production Estoque.
      Easy_Eight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Minivan!
      theblackemblem
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uhm... if it is based on the Touareg/Q7/Cayenne, then can I go ahead and assume that VW is starting to turn into General Motors? I'm REALLY afraid that VW will start prioritizing profit over brand equity by rebadging.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Boooo! The Estoque is gorgeous!
      john m
      • 3 Years Ago
      It figures... aaahhhh... I guess I'm not suprised. What a shame though if they don't make that sedan. That thing would have been AAWWWWSSOOOOMMEE!!!
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      i hope that´s not true, the Estoque looks amazing!
      P.Z. Dawkins
      • 3 Years Ago
      *Charlie Brown AAARRGH noise*
      • 3 Years Ago
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