Last year I had the chance to take a seat in the delightfully absurd Bentley SUV concept at an event in some gallery space down in SoHo. As you'd expect, the whole thing was very Bentley: Scotch older than I was flowing, twiggy models teetered about with bite sized beef wellingtons, and a man with a thick British accent assured me that the chances of this thing going into production were about as high as the chances of me owning a Bentley period.
Fast forward to this morning, and what do we have here?
"(Crewe, 23 July 2013). Bentley Motors today confirms that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line. The SUV will be made in Crewe and will go on sale in 2016. It will create over 1000 jobs in the UK. Over the next three years Bentley will invest more than £800 million in its headquarters at Crewe and the development of new models."
Looks like someone out there is biting his tongue. The new model will be the fourth in their lineup with an expected debut in 2016, which is great news because if you start today you'll only have to sack away only around $250 a day to meet the sticker price. Godspeed.