Bentley could use a diesel engine for the first time in its history in the SUV which was recently confirmed for production - but will not try to challenge Range Rover for ultimate luxury off-road prowess.
Half-year results for luxury car dealer HR Owen show a 23.2% rise in pre-tax profit on turnover which increased 4.6% to £134.3m.
Bentley has confirmed production for its new SUV which will unlock potential growth for the brand in markets like China and Russia.
Luxury carmaker Bentley Motors has today confirmed it will go ahead with production of an elite SUV model at its assembly plant in Crewe.
The board of luxury car dealer HR Owen has stated the takeover offer it received yesterday is "inadequate" and "unacceptable".
Crewe-based Bentley Motors has reported that global new car deliveries in the first half of 2013 were 9% up on the same period in 2012.
Continental has introduced a new type of person to the Bentley delights
The UK automotive industry is fighting for better perception among schools, colleges and universities.
Luxury car dealer group HR Owen saw sales rise 26% to £243.5m in 2012.
An SUV is crucial if Bentley is to achieve its goal of 15,000 sales a year by 2018, says CEO Dr Wolfgang Schreiber.
Joe Doyle, HR Owen's third CEO in as many years, is uniting the group through values and systems to ensure a smoother course for the future.
As if proof was needed that even retailers selling to the wealthiest demographic have to work harder in a recession, look at the case of Bentley Motors.
All the pictures of the new Bentley Flying Spur.
Bentley has revealed its second-generation Flying Spur which will go on sale in the UK in June priced from £150,000.
Bentley could match its 2007 record of 10,000 sales in 2013, says global sales and marketing chief Kevin Rose.
All the new pictures of the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.
All the new pictures of the new Bentley Continental GT Speed.
Bentley has revealed details about its new Continental GT Speed ahead of the Moscow Motor Show.how.
Bentley has revealed new images of its luxury performance SUV design concept.
Bentley has revealed new images and video footage of its luxury performance SUV design concept.
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