2015 Bentley SUV – The most luxurious and powerful SUV in the world
Land Rover got its Range Rover, BMW mesmerized the world with the X5 and Porsche is out there with their super SUV called the Cayenne. Benz has a few of those monsters (the M-Class to mention one), and even Lamborghini is working on a new SUV known as Urus. Bentley was out of the SUV equation for too long, so they’ve started the development too. Revealing a concept EXP 9 F in Geneva Motor Show in 2012, Bentley officially informed the world that they are working on an all new Super SUV i.e. 2015 Bentley SUV which will probably be priced well over the Porsche Cayenne. However, the thing was not too good at the beginning. Rather unusual styling did not win many praises from the press and those visiting the show weren’t impressed with it. It is fair to say that Bentley wanted to make something absolutely different from anything seen to that moment, but they’ve done it in a way that was not expected. Large grill, massive wheels and the round lamps somehow did not win over many, but the sheer drama of the vehicle couldn’t be underestimated. Although this styling is clearly not for everyone, it would not be strange to find out that the wealthy people actually liked it. Nevertheless, the EXP 9 F was there and Bentley was on its way of developing a whole new vehicle for the segment they have never attended to. We are still waiting for the results, but Bentley showed us a glimpse of the thing to come by releasing a picture and a video about their new car. Clearly, they have made a large evolutionary step in comparison with the EXP 9 F they’ve shown more than two years ago. On the picture we can clearly see Continental sourced front lights, and the video shows beautifully sculpted sides with the creases and folds that were shown on the 2012 concept. It is easy to figure out that the new Bentley SUV will be one of the most impressive vehicles on the road. What’s more, in the official statement, Bentley officials wrote that the new car will be the most luxurious SUV that ever was. Also, they’ve hinted that the vehicle will be powered by an engine never seen in an SUV. Being the most powerful SUV in the world is not the hardest thing to do, especially because Bentley has access to huge Volkswagen resources and, as we all know, they are able to make the best stuff the world has ever seen (remember Veyron?).
The new 2015 Bentley SUV will be powered by a variety of Volkswagen sourced engines. As it will be based on the same platform as the next Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, the vehicle will get a new 4 liter turbocharged V8 and even one hybrid system that will be introduced in 2017. For the most powerful version Bentley will, without a doubt, use a large W12 which they are using to power their impressive convertibles, coupes and luxury limos. Developing more than 600 HP, this engine will be able to propel the SUV like no other. Acceleration to 60 mph will take less than 5 seconds despite the large weight this 2015 Bentley SUV will inevitably suffer from.
All in all, the new 2015 Bentley SUV is in the late development stage and it will hit the showrooms in 2016, but we might see it even by the end of this year. Regardless, the ones that are privileged to buy the thing will know everything about it much earlier than all of us.