06 July 2012
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
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.
For further information about this press release please contact:
Michael Baumann – Communications Director
Michael.Baumann@Bentley.co.uk + 44 (0) 1270 535 189
Martin Broomer – Head of Product Communications
Martin.Broomer@bentley.co.uk + 44 (0) 1270 535 044
Mike Sayer – Product Public Relations Manager
Mike.Sayer@bentley.co.uk +44 (0) 1270 535 133
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Note to Editors
1. Bentley Motors is the third largest R&D investor in the UK's automotive sector and the 18th largest nationally. The company employs almost 4,000 people in Crewe which is home to all its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury vehicle manufacturers such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley exports over £500m worth of goods every year to established markets like the US, as well as emerging markets such as China and South America.
2. Bentley’s global sales for Q2 in 2012 increased by 32% with 3,929 cars delivered to customers, with growth in every region. Sales in the US increased by 25.7% (1,140 cars delivered to customers) while China also saw strong growth, up 55.7% (1,059 cars delivered to customers). A similar sized increase was recorded in the Middle East (47.9%) with 346 cars delivered and in Europe, results were up 22.9% with 607 deliveries. In the UK, sales increased by 4.5% with 557 deliveries.