About two months ago, Lamborghini had to suspend vehicle production at their Sant'Agata Bolognese factory due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, Italy had over 15,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,000 fatalities, prompting Lamborghini to close the factory for the sake of the health and safety of its workers.
Now, with the country flattening the COVID-19 curve, Automobili Lamborghini has just announced that vehicle production at their factory has resumed. The company has completed all preparatory measures that will ensure the safety and health of its workers in the plant. With it, the production of the Huracan, Aventador, as well as the Urus can now continue.
According to Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, the strict protocols and safety measures will help keep the workforce safe from harm. In addition, they will constantly monitor the contagion's evolution and be ready to adjust protocols in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Italian government.
“We are ready to restart with great energy, but also with strict protocols for safeguarding what is most precious to us: the safety of our people. This priority is why we were the first Italian automotive company to close and continues to be our guiding principle for a well-reasoned and safe recovery because we still have not won the battle against COVID-19,” said Domenicali.
Aside from building cars once more at Sant'Agata Bolognese, the automaker also announced that they will be unveiling an all-new model this May 7, 2020. The company will launch it virtually, and Domenicali states that it will complete the brand's model range. Lamborghini did not share additional details regarding the new model, although there are rumors going around that it could be the plug-in hybrid variant of the Urus.
“We closed the first quarter of 2020 despite the situation with very positive results. From these results we want to secure our swift return to a leadership position, delivering our vehicles once again as soon as our dealers around the world reopen for business,” added Domenicali.
Despite vehicle production being closed for nearly two months, Lamborghini actually kept itself busy by making face masks and face shields for a local hospital. In addition, the company partnered with a medical engineering company to co-engineer and manufacture breathing simulators for critically-ill patients.