20 March 2014

First glimpse of Bentley SUV

Bentley Motors has released the first picture of the Bentley SUV, due to hit roads in 2016.

It will be the most luxurious and powerful SUV on the market, setting it apart from any other SUV, true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship. Bentley say it 'will create a completely new segment in the SUV market'.

The SUV forms part of Bentley's £800 million investment in new model and facilities development in the next three years. The company anticipates selling at least 3,000 SUVs annually. Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. Bentley Motors' headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company's three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The company employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.

Bentley has reinforced its position as the world's largest producer of 12 cylinder engines after yesterday announcing its Crewe HQ will become the centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group for all W12 engine production from the end of 2014 onwards. The W12 engine (pictured) is an advanced 12 cylinder high performance engine in a unique 'W' configuration. The engine offers high levels of power and torque.

With this decision, Bentley will export engines for the first time in its history, creating around 100 more jobs across the business.

Charles Hurst Bentley Ireland is based at Charles Hurst, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, or Charles Hurst Belfast.