First Bentley SUV teased in video shortTue, 27 May 2014 12:45:00 EST
The Bentley SUV is coming and there's not a thing we can do to stop it. The latest indication that the wing-badged behemoth is on the way is this teaser video, which (thankfully?) doesn't show us a whole lot of the new vehicle, aside from its Continental GT-inspired headlights and its Mulsanne-inspired grille. Of course, we've seen this fascia before.
Via Bentley's associated press release, we now know that the SUV will head into production in 2016 with a range of engines that will expand to include a plug-in hybrid in 2017.
There are a few other details, such as the large, five-spoke wheels and side grilles. Whatever the new SUV is called, it should be wearing Continental-esque taillights and a rather aggressive rake to the roof behind the rear doors. That said, none of the other styling clues are as clear as our look at the SUV's face.
Take a look below, and then hop into Comments and let us know what you think about Bentley's newest, upcoming product.
THE BENTLEY SUV: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Exclusive footage of world's most powerful and luxurious SUV
View the latest film at www.NewBentley.com
(Crewe, England. 27 May 2014) The countdown to the arrival of the Bentley SUV has begun. Bentley's craftsmen, designers and engineers are now completely dedicated to creating the world's most powerful and luxurious SUV and are setting new standards in bespoke craftsmanship and performance.
A new film just released by Bentley – offering a rare glimpse of the company's design approach – shows how the exterior of this remarkable new car is taking shape. Sculpted, contemporary and distinctive design is being combined with the exquisite and meticulous detailing for which Bentley is renowned.
The Bentley SUV will go into production in 2016 with a range of engines – including a plug-in hybrid option for 2017 – being offered to customers. For regular updates and further news on the Bentley SUV please join us at www.NewBentley.com
By Brandon Turkus
See also: Bentley testing new SUV in Audi Q7's clothes, Bentley designers talk about Intelligent Details, Bentley marks 95th anniversary with special Mulsanne.