In the leaked new details
First in the history of Bentley SUV will be radically different from the concept EXP 9 F, get a hybrid power plant and will compete on price with the Land Rover Range Rover. These and other details shared with the British Auto Express CEO Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, commenting on the progress of work on the highly anticipated new.
According to him, the original concept EXP 9 F, which debuted in 2012 (pictured), and received critical acclaim highly controversial, was considered a failure, so that the appearance of a serial crossover will not have anything to do with him. “It will be a more modern car, more like a Bentley other models, both outside and inside,” – he stressed.
The range of engines for the nameless until SUV is almost entirely borrowed from Continental and Flying Spur. Dr. Schreiber also confirmed the development of plug-in hybrid version, in addition, he said that the original plan to use a 12-cylinder turbodiesel was canceled in favor of a more compact 4.2-liter diesel V8.
The main target audience will be the sales of new products the U.S., China and Russia, in the amount they need to meet the demand for 3000-4000 crossover units annually. “Right now we have 2000 pre-orders, and people were doing them, knowing neither prices nor exterior of the car” – said Wolfgang Schreiber. In this market research showed that every third customer already has a luxury SUV, so the terrain will be not Bentley’s first acquisition in this segment.
As for the price, the novelty will be focused on customers Land Rover Range Rover, that is 85,000 dollars in the U.S. and 4 million rubles in Russia. Truly budget Bentley! Waiting for release to the market in 2016.