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Bentley. Mixed Feelings.

Yup, it was announced a while ago that Bentley (a brand I really like) wants to enter the omnipresent SUV market. And rumours just couldn't stop and now it's official. At this year's Geneva car show they are previewing their SUV entry with EXP 9 F concept car. No matter how much I like their Mulsanne line and totally adore Continental/Flying Spur line, especially if painted in matte LOL, I have to say I am torn apart when I take a look at EXP 9 F. Interior is brilliantly executed, but the exterior... I know it's a concept car and some things (rims, lights, exhaust...) will change, but still. 

Discuss, car people, please.










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coffeeguy777
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
The interior is cool.. But the outside is like every other SUV I've seen..
paterson_si
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Agreed.

Tne exterior looks very "russian" to me. My goodness, aren't Bentley cars supposed to be elegant? Or something?
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paterson_si
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Or - better google it - Lada Niva. :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I hear you. And it's just the body style that kinda got stuck in my eyes. It's not Bentley as I would love to see I guess. It's lacking elegance.

And it doesn't really look all that expensive (from the outside), as a proper Bentley should. LOL
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greatbearmd
Mar. 6th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
The rear screams BMW, the front salutes Soviet, and the interior is practically Chris-Craft. ;)
paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
So we don't really like it, right? :)
thisisdavid
Mar. 6th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
Ugly. Just ugly...
paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)
Agree. Just agree...
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dan4behr
Mar. 6th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
"Oh dear God - Please NO!!!....."

Yarrgh... seriously, I lol'd at the pimped-out Lada Niva reference. You guys say Russian - I say Chinese/Korean in an almost-as-bad-as-a Ssangyong kinda way..
paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)
Yes, I was really, not really pleasantly surprised, when I saw what they came up with. Back to the desk, I say.
jccub1
Mar. 6th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
That's a gorgeous car
paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)
Cause it matches your new bright blue frames, uh? :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)
Done. :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)
The exterior is just not special, I guess. Oh but I dig the interior. Nouveau British chic. Helped by Germans lol
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timbear
Mar. 6th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
Clearly designed with the American market in mind, I can see it being a hit with pimps and drug dealers.

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paterson_si
Mar. 6th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
Ouch.

Painful, but true. LOL
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