Details out on Bentley's new SUV

Thursday 20 March 2014, 16:21 PM by

Bentley has released teaser image of its first ever SUV which is slated to launch in 2016. Bentley claims this SUV to be high on luxury quotient unlike other premium segment SUVs and feels that with its new SUV it will create a new segment. Coming from the stables of Bentley, the SUV is expected to come with a hefty price tag, probably the most expensive SUV in luxury segment. Bentley is said to be proffering its upcoming SUV in four, five and seven seat configuration. In 2012, Bentley had exhibited EXP 9F SUV concept which received criticism, the new SUV was supposed to be conceived on the same concept, however it is believed that it has no resemblance with the EXP 9 SUV Concept.

Powering the monster will be a V8 W12, powertrain belting out an astounding 575 Bhp, the robust mill is likely to be synchronized to a automatic transmission. By 2017, a petrol-electric hybrid variant may also be rolled out. Besides the V8 W12 engine, a 6.0 litre W12 motor will also be offered on the under development SUV. Speculations suggest that Bentley might also get a diesel version of the SUV.

Details out on Bentley
Details out on Bentley’s new SUV

Bentley has also hinted at bestowing its SUV with off-road dexterity. Currently, the high end version of Land Rover Range Rover is the only premium SUV that comes with a hefty price tag of GBP 1,25,000 which is around Rs 1.26 crore in Indian currency. However, Bentley is said to be tagging its SUV at around GBP 1,40,000, which is close to Rs 1.42 crore. This means that Bentley will up the luxury quotient by proffering an array of segment best features in the car making it a class apart.

Bentley eyes selling 15,000 units of its SUV across global markets by 2018. With Bentley’s new SUV coming in market soon, other luxury car makers might also contemplate to build a new product on these lines.

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