2016 Bentley crossover spied inside & out

2016 Bentley Crossover spy photo
2016 Bentley Crossover spy photo / SB-Medien

Primed to become the world's most luxurious crossover

Bentley's upcoming crossover has been caught undergoing testing in the Alps.

Snapped wearing a disguised production body, the model resembles an odd mash up of the Continental GT and EXP 9 F concept. Thankfully, the styling cues from the latter model have been toned down as the prototype has thick padding that attempts to hide the more svelte shape.

Our spies also snapped a few interior photos and they reveal the crossover will have a digital instrument cluster and circular air vents that protrude from the top of the dashboard. We can also see a dual cockpit layout with plenty of wood trim and metallic accents.

Bentley has been relatively quiet about specifications but the model will ride on the MLB Evo platform and is expected to be offered with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and possibly even the company's 6.0-liter W12. The British luxury marque has also confirmed plans for a plug-in hybrid variant in 2017.

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markdark markdark
no comment on the looks of the car yet..it would be like judging woman’s beauty while she is veering veil or burqa I guess : )
Jun 14th, 2014 10:00am
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
This makes me feel as if when the Rolls Royce SUV comes out it will be as big of a deal as the Phantom was when it was introduced. Probably Rolls Royce (BMW) celebrating coz they gonna win this round....as always.
Jun 13th, 2014 5:19pm
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jedoka jedoka
Hmm ... Need to see more, but already seems better than the last effort!
Jun 12th, 2014 10:45pm
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uzzie uzzie
Hopefully when they decided to make this, crowd sourcing was used in there somewhere, because I can't actually see the need for this, unless customers asked for it.
Jun 12th, 2014 2:56pm
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21Deen 21Deen
...and probably one of the ugliest?!
Jun 12th, 2014 9:00am
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21Deen 21Deen
Of its kind definitely...
Jun 12th, 2014 9:04am
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ValdesArtHouse ValdesArtHouse
Time will tell, it is beginning to look like Range Rover already has this beaten.
Jun 11th, 2014 10:37pm
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DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
i slipped. count one of those thumbs down as a thumbs up. A Range Rover Autobiography vs. this isn't a contest.
Jun 12th, 2014 3:30am
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ValdesArtHouse ValdesArtHouse
Thank you for letting me know. I've done the same thing in the past, so I understand. What I don't understand is the amount of people who like this rhinoceros-on-wheels. lol
Jun 12th, 2014 1:58pm
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DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
I know right? I hope it's just mule-effect. If not, why not just get a Q7? I am one of "those guys" who liked the EXP 9 concept a lot and this isn't holding up to that visual standard. Hopefully the joke is on us.
Jun 13th, 2014 4:11am
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HarmonyBreaks0 HarmonyBreaks0
Not enough height. This looks like a wagon now
Jun 11th, 2014 9:43pm
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CaptIgo CaptIgo
So, this is going to be as pretty as the 1st gen Cayenne...
Jun 11th, 2014 9:20pm
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Swifty Swifty
the world's most luxurious SUV....until the SUV from Rolls-Royce gets on the scene :D
Jun 11th, 2014 8:57pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Please move on, give me another design...this is old!
Jun 11th, 2014 8:03pm
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Flyologist Flyologist
I was hoping that they would've kept the original overall design and just tweaked the front end kind of like what Theophiluschin did here http://www.automotonews.cz/wp-content/gallery/exp-9-f-redesigned/bentley-exp-9-f-redesigned.jpg with the original design.
Jun 11th, 2014 8:01pm
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hunker7 hunker7
I think it will look good, definitely better than concept.
Jun 11th, 2014 7:33pm
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Eightythird Eightythird
I laughed hard when I saw the Bentley driver is listening to the Beatles :D
Jun 11th, 2014 7:25pm
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AudiQuattro AudiQuattro
Great song though.
Jun 11th, 2014 11:24pm
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