Posted Jul 6th 2012 2:00PM
Bentley has now paraded its EXP 9 F concept in front of crowds at the Geneva Motor Show where it debuted, the Beijing Motor Show, and most recently at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Still claiming that the concept SUV is "part of a systematic and comprehensive process of gauging customer and public reaction to the idea of a Bentley SUV," yet nevertheless getting very specific about what would power such an SUV and how many they would hope to sell, the English automaker is clearly marching this concept down a path towards production.
In the wake of its latest debut to the English country folk, Bentley has released a new set of EXP 9 F images, as well as the first video of it in motion. Hit the jump and hit play to see what you'd look like idling through the forest in your own Bentley sport ute.
Why release new images and a video now? It may have something to do with a report by Autocar that claims Bentley pitched the idea of developing the EXP 9 F for production to the brass at parent company Volkswagen last week. Autocar claims the concept attracted enough interest from potential buyers to play a part in the Volkswagen Group's decision, noting that the vehicle's controversial front and rear styling treatments would have to change (echoing sentiments we've heard before). The interior, however, has reportedly been so well received that it likely won't change much at all.
BENTLEY REVEALS NEW EXP 9 F CONCEPT IMAGES FOLLOWING UK DEBUT AT GOODWOOD
- First UK appearance of Bentley's pinnacle luxury performance SUV since unveiling at Geneva
- World exclusive images and first video
(Crewe, England. 06 July 2012). Fresh from a successful UK debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bentley is releasing new dynamic images and video of its luxury performance SUV design concept, the EXP 9 F.
The new material reaffirms the concept's innovative fusion of contemporary, crafted luxury, advanced technology, commanding driving position and all-terrain capability. EXP 9 F also highlights Bentley's intent to build the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world.
The concept's appearance at Goodwood is part of a systematic and comprehensive process of gauging customer and public reaction to the idea of a Bentley SUV, which began with its unveiling at the Geneva International Salon d'Auto earlier this year and will continue at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California in August.