After conquering high standards in the luxury car segment for years, Bentley has now decided to foray into the luxury SUV segment, taking on the likes of Land Rover. Bentley previewed the SUV a couple of years ago with the tag of EXP 9 F concept. However, it was heavily criticised for its rather unappealing design. Bentley went back to the drawing board to rework the design. The final product is just days away from launch.
Bentley has been testing the upcoming, unnamed SUV in Europe for the past few days. Earlier this month, we reported first spy images of this upcoming SUV courtesy Top Gear.
Now, WorldCarFans.com has managed to sneak in some more photographs which were shot in the Southern Europe where the new Bentley SUV has been spotted again. The SUV will likely borrow its design ideas from the Continental GT and Flying Spur which will probably be mixed with concept’s styling. Hopefully, the SUV will not retain many things from the much criticised concept.
The SUV is expected to be powered by a tried and tested V8 or W12 powerplant from the car maker’s stable. A petrol-electric hybrid will also reach the audience at a later stage. This luxury SUV from Bentley is likely to go on sale in 2016 and the manufacturer has already planned to invest more than £800 million and the an addition of 1,000 jobs in its Crewe plant for the development of new models.
Stay tuned into Motoroids as we bring you more details as they come out. Till then, let us know what you think of this new luxury SUV from Bentley through your comments below.
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