Bentley to Add SUV to Model Lineup
Bentley Motors said it will offer an SUV model, starting in 2016. The Bentley SUV will be the automaker’s fourth model line and it will be manufactured in Crewe, U.K.
In making the announcement, the company said that the SUV “will be a thoroughbred Bentley true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality, and craftsmanship” as well as “the most luxurious and powerful SUV” available. It promised that the SUV’s styling will be unique and true to the Bentley design DNA.
Bentley said it has been gauging customer response to this kind of vehicle over the past 16 months and that it has been extremely positive.
The new model will create over 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom. In addition, Bentley said it will be investing over £800 million in its headquarters in Crewe as well as in the development of new models.
The Bentley SUV was announced on Tuesday by Dr. Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the Volkswagen Group, which owns Bentley. Prime Minister David Cameron, who was present at the announcement, called the news “another important milestone” in strengthening our economy.
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