Bentley made a statement today with the announcement that their EXP 9 F concept SUV will go into production as the company’s fourth model line. With a target date in 2016, the stately SUV will be made in Crew and create over 1000 jobs for the British country. Bentley says it will devote more than £800 million towards new product development as well as its headquarters. For more on this story, go to HauteAuto.com.
“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,” stated Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive.
The EXP 9 F concept was first shown at the Geneva Auto Show with massive 23” alloy wheels, Bentley’s signature grille, a powerful 6-liter W12 engine coupled with an 8-speed transmission, and luxuriant tailgating fit for the Royal Family. Expect the lavish SUV in limited quantities with pricing well beyond the most expensive SUVs on the market –the Range Rover and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
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