Bentley Motors has confirmed that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line. The new model will complement Bentley’s lineup, including the Continental GT coupe and Mulsanne sedan. The SUV will be made in United Kingdom and will go on sale in 2016. The company promises that the new SUV will be a thoroughbred Bentley, and it will be true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship.
The ultra-luxury Bentley will be pricey – reportedly upwards of $240,000. The vehicle is based on the EXP 9 F concept (seen above) presented at the Geneva motor show last year, although the design has reportedly changed substantially.
The new model will create more than 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom.
Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, added: “This is excellent news for Bentley and for the UK. Bentley is increasingly successful and this new fourth model line will leverage the success of the global SUV market. The support of everyone involved with the Company has been fundamental to this decision, which will ensure sustainable growth for the company.”