Luxury automaker Bentley is set to enter the SUV world with what is being touted as “most luxurious and most powerful SUV” — the EXP 9 F SUV concept.
Unveiled last summer, the model has reportedly gotten the green light for production, and is earmarked for 2016.
Reports say the company plans to invest $1.23 billion into the production lines to prepare for the fourth model in its line-up, which will crate more than 1,000 jobs in the U.K.
It remains to be seen if the production model will be close, in design, to the original concept version that debuted in the summer 2012.
“The SUV will be a thoroughbred Bentley true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship,” Bentley’s press release read. “The styling will set it apart from any other SUV on the road and will be true to the Bentley design DNA. It will be the most luxurious and most powerful SUV in the market.”
Further details, including price point, were unknown at press time.