Bentley has actually confirmed it will certainly construct its initial ever before SUV in the UK, pumping £ 800million ($1.3 billion) well worth of financial investment into the British automobile sector. Proclaimed as the globe’s most glamorous SUV, it will show up in late 2015 as plans to constructed the car had actually been well in progress before today’s confirmation.
Previewed in the EXP 9 F concept first seen at the 2012 Geneva electric motor show, Bentley’s luxury SUV “would be deal with clients at the end of 2015, early 2016,” Bentley’s Asia Pacific Head of Marketing and Communications Robin Peel informed motoring.com. au.
“So we’re already a long way down the road which I think reveals the level of self-confidence we have,” Peel told motoring.com. au on a current travel to Sydney.
The Bentley EXP 9 F concept was also trotted out at the 2012 Beijing motor show, permitting the British marque to verify it was taking into consideration 3 engine kinds, a 373kW twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, a 6.0-litre W12 and a V6 plug-in hybrid.
To be constructed at Bentley’s manufacturing facility in Crewe, United Kingdom, the confirmation of the brand-new automobile was gone to by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Group, Dr Martin Winterkorn.
The Bentley EXP 9 F concept drew objections from a lot of quarters because of its inelegant styling, something Peel says hasn’t wetted interest from clients. Furthermore, down payments for the auto are just one of the essential reasons business situation was authorized by the VW Group supremos.
2015 Bentley SUV Specs
The Bentley will certainly use on a customized version of the upcoming swivel and VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne system.
Engines will be shared with the Continental GT, so bank on a twin– turbo W– 12 and 4.0– liter double– turbo V– 8. A 8- speed automatic dual– clutch device will certainly be hooked up to the all-wheel– drive.
Competition: None, unless you count the sedans.
Exactly what Could Go Wrong: European monetary dilemma, the U.S. economic downturn, the political discontent in the center East, and the probability of China’s regulations on huge sport utility Bentley CUV can keep from flying off the display room flooring.
Estimate of Arrival and Price: Expect to see it at the end of 2014 as a version 2015 Bentley SUV at a price of about $ 200,000.