Bentley SUV Forging All-New Segment

Bentley SUV Forging All-New Segment

Bentley has plans to release its SUV by 2016, and when this new vehicle hits the market, it will create a new luxury SUV segment.

The new model will be priced around 180,000 Euros according to company representatives, putting it well above the most expensive Range Rover and effectively creating a new segment of ultra-luxury SUVs. “It will be the world’s most expensive and luxurious SUV,” says Kevin Rose, Bentley’s global head of sales and marketing.

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Bentley is setting its sights on Range Rover owners as about 30 percent of them already own a Bentley vehicle. Off-road prowess will be a focus of the Bentley SUV, much like Range Rover, and four, five and seven-seat configurations will be available. Under the hood, a turbocharged 12-cylinder engine will make between 575 and 650 hp.

Although Bentley will be first in the segment, a competitor from Rolls-Royce may be in the cards. Rolls is actively investigating the possibility of introducing an ultra-luxury SUV as the first on-par competitor to the Bentley.

[Source: Auto News Europe]

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