Bentley SUV Receives Production Approval
While Bentley is yet to confirm the news, German business newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that the still-unnamed SUV will be built after all, within the next three years. Developed as "Falcon", the new SUV will be based on the EXP 9 Concept that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Bentley's first luxury utility vehicle is expected to hit the market using the same V8 and W12 engines as the Continental GT range, but it could also benefit from a V6-based plug-in hybrid powertrain. Production is said to take place in a Slovakian Volkswagen plant and prices could start from $270,000.
Moreover, reports are saying the EXP 9 Concept, which received mixed reviews at its unveiling in Switzerland last year, will get a redesign prior to going into production.