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Old 03-05-12, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Bentley previews luxury performance SUV with EXP 9 F concept

Bentley previews luxury performance SUV with EXP 9 F concept

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There once was a time, not so long ago, that if you wanted a luxury SUV, your options basically came down to a Range Rover. The Bentley of off-road vehicles, they called it. But those days are behind us, as nearly every luxury automaker is making a sport-ute of its own. And soon, so will Bentley.

Called the EXP 9 F, the vehicle you see here is a concept, er, truck, that Bentley will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Although still a design study, strictly speaking, the EXP 9 F previews what could emerge as a third model line for Crewe to roll alongside the Continental and Mulsanne. Power comes from the same 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 as found in the Continental, but in a drastically different form, and V8 and hybrid propulsion are also being considered for production.

Charting new territory for the Flying B marque, the EXP 9 F aims to apply traditional Bentley styling cues to an SUV shape, from the oversized air intakes to the split rear tailgate. And based on these images... well, let's just say we're not convinced yet. The interior space, however, looks as pleasant a place to be as any vehicle ever to roll out of Crewe. And if that blend of questionable shape and beautiful cabin sounds familiar, look straight to the Porsche Cayenne, a vehicle ushered into reality – a first for its brand as well – by the same Wolfgang Dürheimer who now heads Bentley.

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In all honesty, it looks like those black London cabs (size wise). I know it is a concept at the moment, but this isn't really my cup of tea.
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i seen few pics of car mag recently but its looks really odd to me,,
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This looks hideous.
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Cash-grab and a ugly one at that.
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I really thought the wheels were a joke from the designer. Clearly it's not

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Now, from the masters at platform sharing, Bentley gets its own Tiguan/Cayenne/Q7.

So when do Lamborghini and Bugatti get their versions? (And Skoda and SEAT gets theirs?)

But for the purists out there, why the heck are Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti sharing parts and car platforms with Volkswagen, maker of the lowly Bug?
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A lot of range rover in the rear profile
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ugh.

Those air intakes are the hideous cherry on the terrible sundae. Man, it is a horror show.
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How can they come up with this design? There is nothing good about the exterior design!
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The only reason why this exists is so that rappers have a new car to fap about...
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I like the details of the headlights and fog lights, but that's about it.
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I was thinking of the same thing this morning
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