As we well and truly know, Bentley is currently working on an ultra-exclusive luxury SUV which could become both the most expensive and fastest SUV ever offered. However, what would a compact SUV from Bentley similarly sized to the Porsche Macan look like?
To give us an idea, AutoProjecoes has created the following rendering. While Bentley has no plans to offer an entry-level SUV, the car rendered features a traditional Bentley front fascia and unlike the upcoming real Bentley SUV, this one only feature two doors.
As for the real upcoming Bentley SUV, it is believed that V8 and W12 variants will be offered alongside a plug-in hybrid version of the V8 to be made a year after the car launches. There is also a possibility that a diesel driven derivative could be offered but a final decision on that won’t come before the end of this year. If a diesel is given the go ahead, the Bentley SUV will make use of Audi’s 4.2-litre V8 TDI also set to be used by the next-generation Porsche Cayenne.
While the Bentley SUV V8 plug-in hybrid will likely come at a premium over the other models, it is anticipated to be the best-selling version. As a matter of fact, during recent market research, Bentley discovered that almost 30 per cent of interested buyers would opt for a hybrid version.
With the massive W12 under the bonnet, Bentley sales and marketing director Kevin Rose said it is a key objective of the SUV project to make it the fastest SUV on the road. If that is to be achieved, it’ll have to top the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S’ sprint to 96 km/h (60 mph) in just 4.3 seconds!