Bentley to build a Stupendously Useless Vehicle (SUV)


Bentley over the past few years has built some delectable motor cars, with superb styling, powerful sports tourers in the grand manner.  That is what the name Bentley conjures up.  However, we are going to get a Bentley SUV by 2016, and from the concept shots, it is a nauseating shocker.  I was going to write Fugly, which is probably a better description.

Bentley Motors has confirmed that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line.  According to Bentley, sales will begin in 2016 and will create over 1,000 UK jobs.

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Dr Winterkorn of parent VW said, “The Volkswagen Group believes in the UK as a competitive location for industrial production.  Bentley fans all around the world are looking forward to the brand’s first SUV.  Together we will make this new Bentley another true Bentley – powerful, exclusive and successful.”

According to the press handout, the SUV will be a thoroughbred Bentley true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship.  The styling will set it apart from any other SUV on the road (you’re not joking!) and will be true to the Bentley design DNA.  It will be the most luxurious and most powerful SUV in the market.  The response from customers to a Bentley SUV has been extremely positive in the last 16 months.  (Well, that’s what they would say, wouldn’t they!)