Soon after years of possessing to drop the tykes off at practice in a ho-hum Land Rover Range Rover, the extended-neglected 1 percent soccer-mom demographic finally will have an SUV worthy of their socioeconomic status. Super-luxury English automaker Bentley has confirmed that its super-luxury ute will commence dropping off little one athletes in opulent vogue in 2016 and has released the initial teaser image.
Bentley EXP 9 F Concept at the 2012 Geneva Worldwide Motor Show
Bentley says SUV manufacturing will consider spot at its manufacturing plant in Crewe, United Kingdom, and is part of a $ one.3 billion investment in new-model and facility growth over the next 3 years. The firm expects to sell about 3,000 SUVs a 12 months.
We cannot glean a lot from Bentley’;s image over, as the SUV is cloaked in a cloud of dust kicked up from desert terrain that the SUV is unlikely to ever in fact encounter in the real planet. And although it will definitely be toned down substantially from the concept version, the EXP 9 F, which debuted at the 2012 Geneva Global Motor Display, it’;s our ideal manual as far as what to assume. You may don’;t forget it as the one with the pop-up picnic location full with awning, umbrella and champagne bucket — perfect for a drive in the English countryside on those weekends you just can’;t seem to be to get up coming on a pickup game of polo.
We earlier described the idea as a portlier model of the Continental, with Bentley’;s massive conventional matrix grille up front and huge 23-inch wheels resembling turbines and jet-engine-like taillights offering you a powerful concept of in which designers discovered their cues. Inside had been assorted polished metals, including aluminum, bronze and gunmetal, a panoramic glass roof, reversible leather and silk wool floormats and diamond-quilted leather seats. The concept’;s other best-shelf functions incorporated “virtual instrumentation” with 3-D navigation, reclining rear seats with electrical power footrests, web connectivity and a cooled compartment for your sparkling whites and flutes. (What? It comes up.)
The concept was powered by a 6.-liter W-twelve engine creating 600 horsepower. Bentley said the manufacturing model could also accommodate a twin-turbo V-8 and even a comparatively fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain — right after all, pointless extra could be construed as overindulgent. Speaking of which, no word on price yet, but you know the saying, “If you have to inquire … .”