By on September 11, 2013

bentley_exp_9_f_suv_design_concept_1-580x388

With Jaguar, Infiiniti and other manufacturers eyeing the booming segment of entry level luxury crossovers, Bentley is creating a new segment at the other end of the luxury spectrum. Bentley has greenlit for production a $250,000 premium crossover utility vehicle that will be based on a Volkswagen Group platform shared with the next generation Audi Q7 and a proposed CUV from Lamborghini, shown as the Urus concept.

(Read More…)

By on July 24, 2013

2141698251913573409

Bentley Motors today has confirmed that a fourth model will join the Bentley lineup, this one a SUV, and that it will be built at the British luxury car maker’s Crewe plant starting in 2016 after a £800 million ($1.228 B USD) investment in the facility. The automaker says that over 1,000 new jobs will be created to manufacture the unnamed SUV, which is said to look nothing like the widely criticized EXP 9F concept shown last year. A very basic sketch of the planned vehicle was also released. The company said that Bentley customers have responded “extremely” positively to the idea of a SUV that wears the winged B and claims that the car will be “a thoroughbred Bentley” and have styling that sets “it apart from any other SUV on the road”. Like the company’s Continental models which are related to the Audi A8 and Volkswagen Phaeton, though, the new Bentley SUV will likely share a platform and components with other VAG vehicles.

Bentley press release below. (Read More…)

By on March 12, 2012

A report from Britain’s “WHATCAR?” magazine suggests Bentley will go back to the drawing board before their EXP 9 F SUV hits the market in 2015. I, for one, am not so sure this is a good idea.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Re: Supplier Believes Lightweight Steel Has A Place In Light-Duty Pickups

    JMII - They added lightness!
  • Re: The Mustang Embargo Is Done

    krhodes1 - @SportyAccordy Ultimately, I think you are right that there will be more cross-shopping – heck I am looking forward to giving a new Mustang a go. But I very...
  • Re: A 21st Century 240D

    HerrKaLeun - Anyone claiming a smaller lower hp motor inherently will use more fuel should read a Thermodunamics book. Assuming everything else equal the larger motor under partial...
  • Re: The Mustang Embargo Is Done

    krhodes1 - @SportyAccordy As I have said on here for ages, BMW has LONG built cars for two sets of buyers. They have built cars like the base 5-series that are just luxobarges,...
  • Re: The Mustang Embargo Is Done

    krhodes1 - It’s not so much that they care whether the car is FWD or RWD, it is that the sort of ride/handling/steering that one expects in a luxury car is more difficult...
  • Re: Behold, The Leafamino

    petezeiss - I’m just fantasizing about rolling into my village’s yard waste dump with one of these. And of repeatedly doing that every week since I could only tote one 55...
  • Re: Even Volvo Buyers Don’t Buy Wagons

    akatsuki - You are being deliberately obtuse, and a bit of an ass too. The V60 was nowhere near the V70 in space or packaging. Most Volvo fans sucked it up and...
  • Re: The Volkswagen Eos Is Dead: Here’s Why

    akatsuki - It just made it too expensive for the segment, which was basically for people who couldn’t afford a BMW 3 convertible. They really needed to...
  • Re: Supplier Believes Lightweight Steel Has A Place In Light-Duty Pickups

    petezeiss - Do frame members get corrosion protection? My last truck was a ’96 and it certainly gave an example of what old fart...
  • Re: House Dems Take Republicans To Task Over NHTSA Report

    wolfinator - No, he means the Ayn Rand who DIED ON WELFARE, sucking at the government teat. Because she couldn’t even make her messed up...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributing Writers

  • Jack Baruth, United States
  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Vojta Dobes, Czech Republic
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Cameron Aubernon, United States
  • J Emerson, United States