Bentley to make SUVs by 2016

July 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Bentley Motors has long been known as a manufacturer who only provided cars for the top echelon of society. As the automaker of choice for people like the Queen of England, it has made a name for itself in the world of luxury cars, and soon the brand will be extending its influence to the world of sport utility vehicles. 

The company recently announced that it would move forward on the development of a line of Bentley SUVs, with the plan being to have them on the market by 2016. Few details have been released about the model, but with the time and effort going into it, there's a good chance it will involve stellar performance and little need for auto repair as time goes on.

It will also boost the U.K. economy, as Bentley plans to manufacturer the SUV in the country and will invest in new facilities and jobs, AutoBlog reports. 

"This is excellent news for Bentley and for the U.K.," said Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, the brand's chief executive. "Bentley is increasingly successful, and this fourth new model line will leverage the success of the global SUV market. The support of everyone involved with the company has been fundamental to this decision, which will ensure sustainable growth for the company." 

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