Bentley is offering a vision of the future with a dramatic new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the Geneva International Salon d’Auto. The Company’s designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Bentley – a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of the autobahn.
Unmistakably a Bentley – yet a Bentley like none before it – the EXP 9 F could herald a third Bentley model-line alongside the bespoke Mulsanne and the high performance Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur.
“We are very excited by the potential of a high performance, ultra-luxury Bentley SUV. We know that many Bentley customers already own SUVs, admiring their style, luxury, performance and versatility. With EXP 9 F, Bentley is making a clear statement of intent that we have both the expertise and desire to meet and exceed their expectations.” Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors.
This SUV has a wheelbase of 200mm longer than a Range Rover. It has similar rear legroom to the Mulsanne saloon. The wheels are around 23-inches and with great suspension and resistance, it might as well be an off-roading car since it can handle desert dunes? With a great 600bhp W12 turbo, do you think their approach is similar to what Porsche did with the first Cayenne? By the design of it, it somewhat looks similar to the GT nose and a back of a Q7. What do you think?