Bentley SUV Aims for 200 MPH Top Speed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Bentley is aiming high with its SUV, and hopefully the design can keep up with the performance.

Now that the British automaker has teased a new design for its upcoming SUV, some details on what the brand hopes to achieve with the new model are starting to surface. According to a recent report, Bentley is aiming for a world-topping 200-mph top speed for the SUV, which will go on sale starting in 2016. After being unveiled as the EXP 9 F concept, the Bentley SUV’s design in concept form wasn’t well received and was revised by new design chief Luc Donckerwolke.

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So now Bentley wants to make sure it can not only shock the world with a more attractive design, but have the performance to back it up as well. With aims of achieving a 200-mph top speed in mind, the SUV will have a lower roofline, smoother rear-end styling and plenty of attention to underbody aerodynamics.

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[Source: Autocar]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Alex Kozovski Alex Kozovski on Mar 25, 2014

    I couldn't give a shit. Please Bentley... just make a really nice luxury SUV. Don't worry about impressing anyone.