Bentley SUV receives its video debut

Future Bentely SUV shown in video; plug-in hybrid version also confirmed.

Having already teased us with images of its new SUV ploughing through (virtual) sand dunes the Bentley media team has decided to switch medium for its second teaser by turning to video.

Filled with lights and reflections the teaser video does not give away too much detail other than the new car will not look like too much like the original EXP-9 concept car that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show - and which was widely criticised. What Bentley did reveal, and which we already sort of knew, is that when it arrives in 2016 the SUV will be available as a plug-in hybrid.

The make-up of this system is as yet unknown as Bentley has not detailed the powertrain that was used in the Mulsanne Concept revealed at the Chinese Motor Show, but it is expected the hybrid system uses a twin-turbocharged petrol V8 engine, which will deliver in excess of 630hp.

Anything else?
The plug-in hybrid version of the as yet unnamed SUV will be joined by a 6.0-litre W12 engined car - for those who do not need to care about fuel costs or emissions.

To see the new SUV video click here

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Published on May 27, 2014