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AddBentley to unveil plug-in hybrid SUV concept in Geneva

The legendary Ettore Bugatti once famously (and derisively) referred to Bentley cars as "the world's fastest lorries" – the British term for heavy trucks. Fast-forward a few decades and Ettore's proclamation is edging toward the truth, as the British brand is rumored to be launching its first-ever SUV – at least in conceptual form – at next week's Geneva Motor Show.

8Bentley to unveil plug-in hybrid SUV concept in Geneva

The legendary Ettore Bugatti once famously (and derisively) referred to Bentley cars as "the world's fastest lorries" – the British term for heavy trucks. Fast-forward a few decades and Ettore's proclamation is edging toward the truth, as the British brand is rumored to be launching its first-ever SUV – at least in conceptual form – at next week's Geneva Motor Show.

13Bentley's upcoming SUV to pack twelve cylinders

Sport-utility vehicles and big engines go together like peanut butter and jelly. Surprising, then, that nobody offers one with a twelve-cylinder engine. But if the latest reports prove accurate, that's all about to change.

AddBentley CEO confirms some sort of plug-in hybrid, someday

Sometimes, things just don't change. For example, the CEO of Bentley, Wolfgang Durheimer, has confirmed that the company will continue to offer 12-cylinder engines; so much so that they, "become one of the cornerstones" of Bentley. This should ease fears that the upcoming turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 would make extinct Bentley's infamous W12.

9Bentley CEO confirms plug-in hybrid plans, SUV development

The crew at Motor Trend recently took the time to sit down with Wolfgang Durheimer, president and CEO of Bentley, for a chat about what we can expect to see from the ultra-luxury manufacturer in the near future. As we've heard, plans are already in the works for a Bentley SUV. Why sully the brand with a high-rider? As it turns out, carmakers need to make money, and while Bentley currently boasts two new models, the whole SUV/crossover thing is an excuse to mint money. To combat aging, Durheimer

11Rendered Speculation: Bentley looking to expand with entry coupe, crossover?

Rumors continue to swirl that incoming Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer, who previously served as head of research and development at Porsche, is looking long and hard at how to expand the luxury marque's product line. Considering Dürheimer's experience making magic happen at Porsche, it seems likely that Bentley would tap into the platform used for the Panamera sedan, and that's exactly what the blokes from Auto Express are suggesting.

16Bentley working on new sub-Continental shooting brake and crossover?

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