Bentley SUV Gets Green Light From VW Board

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Bentley shocked the world last year when it debuted the EXP 9 F concept in Geneva and despite the concept’s polarizing looks it sounds like production will move forward.

According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Volkswagen executives gave the SUV the thumbs up although it won’t look like the concept shown above. Internally codenamed the Falcon, Bentley’s opulent SUV will reportedly retail for a starting 200,000 euros, which translates to $271,000. However, that price isn’t necessarily an indicator of what it will cost in the U.S.

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Instead, it will look more like products from the rest of the brand lineup rather than the Mulsanne. Assembly will likely take place at Volkswagen’s plant in Slovakia while the finishing touches will be added at Bentley’s facility in Crewe, England.

The brand is aiming to sell 5,000 units per year worldwide according to the paper.

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[Source: Handelsblatt via Automotive News]

Luke Vandezande
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