Bentley ready to Manufacture the Yet Unnamed SUV
|   Monday, September 02, 2013
Bentley revealed recently that the new SUV in its lineup could be built and manufactured from the facility at Bratislava. It was rumored that the SUV was to be built at the Bentley facility at Crewe, however the company clarified facts. Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley Chief, claimed that the final decisions regarding the SUV were yet to be taken and a final report would be filed quite soon.

The new Bentley SUV could head into production stages quite soon and is expected to be available across showrooms fall 2015.
Insiders claim that a few last minute hurdles need to be dealt with before the vehicle is finally cleared to enter the production stage. Two options are being probed at the moment. The first is to manufacture the still unnamed Bentley SUV at Crewe and the second is to transfer the manufacturing process to the Bentley facility at Bratislava.

The Bratislava facility manufactures the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne as well as the Volkswagen Touareg and this would mean better facility for the Bentley SUV. The Bentley SUV is roughly based on the Volkswagen Touareg and this means that the vehicle would face better facilities at Bratislava. Building the car in Bratislava would mean cheaper rates of production but manufacturing this vehicle in Crewe would mean constructing an overall better vehicle as the skill level is high.

The capacity of the Crewe factory is close to 3000 – 4000 vehicles per year and this would mean manufacturing substantial vehicles for the market. Bentley would definitely like to build the vehicle at Crewe but permission from the higher authorities is needed to confirm plans. The price factor is a big determining factor and this is playing a massive role in determining the efficient manufacturing facility.

If the new SUV is manufactured at Bratislava, it would be the first vehicle from Bentley since the Flying Spur designed in 2005 / 2006, not to sport the "Made in Crewe" tag. People at Bentley want the vehicle to be the best in its class but the higher authorities at the Volkswagen Group are yet to send in a confirmation. The unnamed SUV from Bentley had faced some serious negative remarks from the Volkswagen Group initially and this plan was scheduled to be scrapped even before it started.

Even if the vehicle is manufactured at Bratislava, most of the interior components are expected to be imported from Crewe, to give this vehicle an exclusive feel. The production ready final model of the vehicle is different from the concept version showcased in Geneva this year and this could turn out to be quite successful for Bentley.

The Bentley SUV like most other vehicles from Bentley will feature the exclusivity offered by Bentley and apart from a well decorated interior, the vehicle will feature a smart and powerful engine. Acceleration is quite effortless and handling is a breeze. The design has room for improvement and the engineers are working towards the goal. However, as of the moment, this is the combination of the best aspects together in a vehicle.
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