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 |  Sep 04 2014, 9:22 AM

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Jaguar will reveal its new compact luxury sedan next week during an event in London, but the company is already letting its IV drip loose.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 10:45 AM

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Rolls-Royce is reportedly code-naming its SUV after the world’s largest diamond.

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 1:32 PM

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Bentley will occupy its booth in Detroit next week with the Continental GT V8 S.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 12:34 PM

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Jaguar announced a mild price hike to most of its flagship XJ sedan line for the 2014 model year.

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 |  Mar 19 2013, 5:02 PM

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Starting tomorrow, there will be a Rolls-Royce exhibition in the Munich BMW Museum for the first time since it took control of Rolls-Royce and finally settled its scuffles with Volkswagen over the brand in 2003.

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 |  Apr 23 2012, 9:40 AM

Bentley‘s controversial EXP 9 F SUV that debuted last month at the Geneva Auto Show is soldiering on despite overwhelmingly negative reception at its unveiling. 

More than a month later, the luxury automaker is revealing engine details including possibilities that might come as a surprise. As might be expected, a 4.0-liter V8 version is being discusses, as is a 6.0-liter V12 to top the range, but the shocker here is that Bentley says it is considering a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

All three engine options are tentative to date, but the two traditional Bentley powerhouses are likely to live into production. If the automaker decides to roll out the third variant it would represent an entirely new direction for the company: an SUV, and a hybrid — both items that would be newcomers in the British marque’s line.

According to the company, the efficiency-minded powertrain would be based around a V6. We know that the V12 would offer 600 hp and 500 hp from the V8, but estimated horsepower figures for the hybrid system were absent. While there’s a chance the world could see such an EXP 9 F built, it seems more likely that the company is using its ostentatious and the attention it garners to signal possible future options across the board.

With tightening average fuel economy numbers becoming a greater issue for automakers like Bentley that have historically relied on gas-guzzling powerplants, it might make sense to start thinking of alternatives. Then again, it may very well be considering a hybrid SUV for China, it’s largest market.