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Bentley SUV rendering by Autocar UKBentley SUV rendering by Auto Express

Earlier this week, we got an official confirmation from Bentley saying that the brand would launch an all-new SUV in 2016. An SUV with the Bentley badge is not breaking news as we even got to see what it could look like through the Concept EXP 9F, shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Bentley SUV sketch

After a lot of speculation, we can finally confirm that Bentley has green lighted their SUV for a 2016 launch. The company has announced today the SUV has been given a go-ahead with sales expected to begin in 2016.

Edmunds have reported that the next generation Porsche Panamera and the Bentley Continental would use the same MSB (Modular Standard Architecture) platform but with slight variations. The current Audi A8 also uses a MSB platform, but the ones developed for Bentley and Panamera is expected to confine only to those two models, in order to squat the engine well within their wheelbase for a more dynamic...

Bentley EXP 9F Concept frontBentley EXP 9F Concept rear

Bentley is in the final stages of deciding the fate of the proposed SUV, the first of its kind in the British marque’s illustrious history.

2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur front2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur rear

While the world premiere of new Bentley Flying Spur was conducted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, its launch in the US is being held today at the New York Auto Show.

Bentley EXP 9F Concept frontThe world was shocked when Bentley decided to make a luxurious SUV. The world was shocked even more when Bentley showcased the EXP 9 F Concept at the Geneva Motor Show last year. To put it in the most subtle manner, the EXP 9 F Concept was anything but pretty.

But it seems that Bentley is unshaken by public comments and is almost on the verge of approving the SUV for production.

2014 Bentley Mulsanne Geneva Motor show front2014 Bentley Mulsanne Geneva Motor show rear

The 2014 Bentley Mulsanne made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the new Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur front2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur rear

The Continental Flying Spur is the four door sedan version of the grand tourer – the Bentley Continental GT.