Bentley’s SUV receives the Final Nod!
After being two ways about the new Bentley SUV that the company had revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show for a long time, the Volkswagen Group has finally given green light for the production of the vehicle. Rumors about this news had been spread a few months ago when an anonymous employee of Bentley Motors revealed that the company had assured employees with jobs for the production of the new SUV. The employee also said that the company has been preparing vigorously for the production. However, these rumors have now been confirmed as the company itself declared the news to the SUV World.
Although unnamed till now, the new Bentley SUV will be based on the EXP 9 that the company had revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The company said that the SUV will go many minor changes before it goes under production. Bentley made clear that the SUV will look similar to the EXP 9 Concept, but not the same. The concept model had received mixed reviews, but Bentley hopes of gaining appreciation after the vehicle has been produced. Whatever it is, the SUV is going to be mind-blowing! We are talking about a Bentley after all!
Experts anticipate that the SUV will be out in the markets for consumers within a time frame of 3 years. The manufacturing plant in Slovakia which is owned by the Volkswagen Group will be used possibly for the production of the SUV. Just like its sibling, the amazing Bentley Continental GT, this SUV is expected to come in models boasting of V8 and W12 engines. The new SUV will surely be very fast and powerful, and expensive as well. Yes, that’s right. The new SUV is bound to be expensive, it’s a Bentley we’re talking about after all! Again!
An interesting thing to note here is that Volkswagen still hasn’t given a nod to another of its subsidiary, Lamborghini’s new SUV concept, Urus. The group has to make some vital decisions before discarding or approving the Urus. However, even though the Urus is not up for production yet, Lamborghini didn’t refrain from protesting when the patented design of the model was stolen and heavily similar designs were submitted in China. This might point towards a green light for the production of the Urus!
If not Urus, then Volkswagen has at least given the Bentley SUV the final nod. We expect of seeing another magnificent beast like Bentley running down the streets soon! The new Bentley SUV would face fierce competition from other luxury SUVs which include names like Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg, etc. Following Bentley’s footsteps, Rolls Royce has also planned of launching its own SUV. The new Bentley will hence, see immense competition from here as well. If Volkswagen shows green light to the production of the Urus, then the SUV market will feature three of the most elegant SUVs – The new Bentley SUV, the Rolls Royce SUV and the Lamborghini Urus. There is nothing to fret about from now! There are a solid 3 to 4 years before these veihcles come out in the market!