Bentley already working on a redesigned version of the Exp 9 F SUV Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 11, 2012

Bentley has started its project for a redesigned version of its EXP 9 F, which had debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. A Bentley insider talked to What Car? and described the styling of the Exp 9 F as ‘a little heavy handed’. There was also some talk about an alternative design. The source said that the redesigned EXP 9 F features were ‘more traditional SUV proportions and less retro surfacing’.

Bentley will keep the large round headlights and foglights but the headlights will seem to be slightly smaller and will be set even farther inward. Of course, the EXP 9 F isn’t officially a concept car, but company boss Wolfgang Durheimer told What Car? that a production version is expected to start selling in 2015.

Bentley believes that this SUV is targeted at its markets in China, Russia and the Middle East in mind, with a long wheelbase so that it could acquire a limousine-like rear legroom. This is based on a platform that is expected to be used on numerous VW Group’s bigger SUVs, including the next Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. The EXP 9 F show car is powered by Bentley’s W12 petrol engine, delivering about 600bhp, also comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. [source: What Car?]

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