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. Scroll down 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.
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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.


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      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Pontiac Aztek won't be so lonely now.
      telm12345
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd love a poll on which one looks the worst (and price should count too): 1. This car 2. Pontiac Aztek 3. Acura ZDX 4. Puddle of Vomit (aka all of the above)
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      The interior does look very nice indeed. The rest of it, on the other hand, makes me want to hurl.
        Mr E
        • 2 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        Agreed. Neat interior, but outside it looks like a SEMA reject X5
      RobbieP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like the world needs another SUV ... and it's not pretty, ugh!
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      The interior makes me smile The exterior makes me cry
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 2 Years Ago
      Has April 1st come and gone?
      Dvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      NBA, MLB and NFL stars will be all over this, along with Lil Wayne and Jay- z. They'll probably be sold out for 2 years.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only people from countries where no one outside of government was rich until the 2000s and cartel bosses would want that thing.
        CARMAN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        The Middle East, China and Mexico will eat this horribly ugly thing up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          You missed it
          • 2 Years Ago
          @CARMAN
          You are forgetting post-USSR Eastern European countries.
      Jarod Forney
      • 2 Years Ago
      I must congratulate Bentley on a job well done, This thing actually manages to out ugly the 1 for 1 aztek, I didn't even know that could or would ever be possible in my life time, But Bentley actually pulled it off, Which makes it impressive.
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm curious as to who at Bentley thought this car looked good. Someone must have given it the green light. The interior is not bad but I can't think of a uglier concept. It reminds me of a cheap knockoff of what a Bentley looks like.
      Adrian
      • 2 Years Ago
      The (future) official vehicle of spoiled trophy wives everywhere......
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you ever wanted a chinese kit car, but still wanted to pay bentley money for it, here's your chance.
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