Bentley Motors has confirmed that it plans to develop an SUV, which will be made in Crewe and go on sale in 2016.
Volkswagen-owned Bentley Motors says it predicts the SUV will create over 1000 jobs in the UK and the company plans to invest more than £800 million in its headquarters at Crewe and the development of new models.
Earlier in the year Bentley Motors released a concept video for the EXP 9 F SUV Concept.
•EXP 9 F all-wheel drive luxury Sport Utility Vehicle concept revealed at Geneva Motor Show
•Potential for third Bentley model-line alongside Mulsanne and Continental ranges
•Bold reinterpretation of Bentley design cues in a spacious, versatile and high performance SUV
•A fusion of contemporary, crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position and all-terrain capability
•6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine and 8 speed transmission