Premiere has been set for 2016 Bentley SUV. The crossover will appear for the first time during next year’s car show in Frankfurt. However, experimental car from luxurious British carmaker will hit the market during 2016. Engineers are working hard, and expectations from enthusiasts are high. From spy shots we could surmise how Bentley SUV 2016 will look like.
2016 Bentley SUV concept
SUV idea from British carmaker started many years ago. Now, it will be carried with Bentley SUV. When the concept was presented for the first time in 2012 in Geneva at car show, many experts and enthusiasts were amazed and surprised. Then, it carried name EXP 9F, but now on official website we can see that Bentley is bragging about crossover. However, concept car and 2016 Bentley SUV will be two vehicles, although finished SUV could take lines from its prototype. Also, concept crossover is somehow more boxy, while Bentley SUV 2016 get smoother lines for better aerodynamic. This would add some miles in top speed rate which is predicted for around 200 mph.
2016 Bentley SUV market expectations
Last year British carmaker produced total of 10,000 units. With arrival of 2016 Bentley SUV, expectations are that only this model could be sold in 5 or 6 thousand copies per annum. Sales rates are expected to raise 50-70 %. Main markets will be in countries where Bentley already had success. These are China, as growing market, and of course US, where this company is considered as one of many with greatest potential to grow. Also, many rich people is situated in these two countries and only they can afford to spend fortune for one of the Bentley SUV.
2016 Bentley SUV engine
The 2016 Bentley SUV powertrain options are unknown yet. It is certain that crossover will be powered from V8 and V12 engines, which are used for Bentleys only. It is rumored that 200 mph is mark set by engineers so that drivetrain must have high outputs. Then, it could be possible that new Bentley SUV comes with modified 4.2-l V8 TDI which could be found in Audi vehicles. It is also rumored that parts of this crossover will be produced in Germany, and then SUV is going to be assembled in base factories in England.