Bentley Motors confirms on July 23, 2013 that an SUV will be under development. This will be the company’s fourth model line. This model will be produced in Bentley’s Crewe factory and is expected to go on sale in three years.This new milestone will create 1,000 jobs in the UK. Bentley will invest more than 800 million euros in its Crewe headquarters and development of new models.
Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Group Dr. Martin Winterkorn remarked on the positive future of the UK auto industry. “One sector that we know is sprinting ahead in the global race is our booming automotive industry. One vehicle rolls off a production line somewhere in the UK every 20 seconds and we have just launched the Government’s Automotive Industrial Strategy to help continue this success for years to come," said the chairman.
“I am delighted that Bentley will be building their new vehicle here, not only creating a thousand jobs, but safeguarding many more, as well as increasing training opportunities for highly skilled apprentices,” added Dr. Winterkorn.
Bentley fans around the world should stay put for the launch of this SUV by 2016. Customer response to the development has been extremely positive for the last 16 months. Bentley commits that this new model will stay faithful to the characteristics of Bentley cars – powerful, exclusive, and successful. By carrying the Bentley badge, it is possible that the model will be the most luxurious and most powerful SUV in the market.