Bentley SUV might get Plug-In Hybrid version image

Bentley is planning to offer a Plug-In Hybrid version of the SUV once the model will make its way onto the market.

The announcement has been made by the company’s board member for Sales and Marketing, Kevin Rose, who has recently told Car Advice that a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentley SUV is a reality. According to Rose, this step will be “better for Bentley globally”.

“We’ll probably bring an SUV to market, and that may be the first time we come with a plug-in hybrid. That is the sort of technology we see would be better for Bentley globally”, as Kevin Rose told our source.

The final production version of the Bentley SUV will be produced at the company’s facility in Bratislava, Slovakia, rather than the plant in Crewe. The automaker is planning to sell 3,000 to 4,000 units of the SUV annually and the biggest markets will be China, Europe, the United States, Russia and the Middle East, not necessarily in that order. The Bentley SUV will be assembled with the new generation of the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg. Additional details on the model remain unknown for the moment.

Source: Car Advice