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SPIED: Bentley's SUV battle-wagon!

2014-06-13 07:50

BENTLEY’S NEW SUV REVEALED:Bentley’s new SUV was spotted undergoing testing in the Alps. Image: Automedia

Bentley's upcoming crossover has been caught testing in Europe's Alps. The body is camouflaged but it resembles an odd mix of the Continental GT  and EXP 9 F concept, but together by 'The A-Team'.

At the front are conventional Bentley design cues: mesh grille and twin round headlights. Overall it looks like a stretched Continental on stilts.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Bentley SUV

The crossover will have a digital instrument cluster and circular air vents that protrude from the top of the facia. Expect plenty of wood trim and metallic accents.

4000 TO BE BUILT?

Bentley has been relatively quiet about specifications but the car will ride on parent VW's group's MLB Evo platform (set to underpin the next Audi Q7 and VW Touareg as well) and is expected to be offered with a twin-turbo four-litre V8 and, possibly, the automaker’s six-litre W12.

The British luxury brand has also confirmed plans for a plug-in hybrid variant in 2017.

Bentley says 4000 SUV units are expected to roll off the production line at its factory in Crewe, central England.

A Bentley spokesman said: “The SUV will be a thoroughbred Bentley true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship. The styling will set it apart from any other SUV and will be true to the Bentley design DNA.

"It will be the most luxurious and most powerful SUV on the market."

Will BA Baracus - aka 'Mr T' - and his crew be one of the first customers?

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