there is Bentley Mulsanne car is displayed on the car maker's booth during the first media day of the Geneva Auto Show at the Palexpo in Geneva Auto Show will take place from March 8 to 18, 2012. source : REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
The Bentley took the wraps off a concept for a sport-utility vehicle in the event, the first-ever such vehicle in the 94-year history of the marque.
Assuming it goes into production in a few years, this is almost surely the Bentley that will launch the brand's first-ever plug-in hybrid powertrains, fitted to both its W-12 and V-8 engines.
The reasons for a Bentley SUV are the same as those behind the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz GL Class, Porsche Cayenne, the upcoming Maserati Kubang, and the longstanding popularity of various Range Rover models: Rich people in developing countries like vehicles from global luxury brands, too.
But sport utilities are often far better suited to marginal roads outside big cities than are luxury sedans or sports cars.
In other words, if Bentley wants to plant a flag in China, India, and Russia, it needs a full-size and uber-luxurious all-wheel drive vehicle.
source : http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1073712_bentley-exp-9-f-concept-for-plug-in-hybrid-suv-geneva-motor-show
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