Volkswagon Says it’s Time for a Bentley SUV – World’s Most Expensive SUV
It was an exciting week in the world of automobiles as luxury car maker Bentley announced that that they will proceed with a luxury Bentley SUV. It would become the world’s most expensive SUV but you’ll have to wait a few years before you can buy it.
The new luxury SUV from Bentley will become the fourth model in their product line. Bentley also stated that the SUV will become the most luxurious and powerful SUV on the auto market when it goes on sale in 2016.
Since 1998, Bentley Motors Limited has been owned by Volkswagen Group. The new SUV will be part of major program and over the next three years, Bentley will invest greater than than £800 million ($1.23 billion) in its headquarters at Crewe, England and the development of its next generation of new luxury models. The investment by Bentley will produce about 1,000 jobs in the UK.
Dr Winterkorn who is the Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Group was quoted, “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.”
The original EXP 9 F concept was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva auto show (see the above photo). There are industry talks that the new Bentley SUV will look differently.
In the last 16 months since the Geneva car show last year, the initial response from its customer base to the new Bentley SUV has been extremely positive.
Volkswagen’s ultra-luxury Bentley brand will expand its vehicle line beyond the popular sedans and coupes it currently offers. It’s estimated that the new SUV will be priced around $237,000, which will definitely make it the most luxurious and the world’s most expensive SUV!
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