Bentley to Unveil New Hybrid Concept in Beijing

By Paul Joseph

British luxury car makers Bentley are to showcase their new Bentley Hybrid concept at the Beijing International Auto Show in China later this month.

The concept model, called the Bentley Hybrid Conceptis, houses a “powerful and efficient power train that will launch in the 2017 Bentley SUV.

According to Bentley, the engine will reduce CO2 emissions by around 70 per cent and boost power by about 25 per cent.

Based on the flagship Bentley Mulsanne luxury sedan, the Conceptis also features an exterior and interior enhanced by copper styling, including on the exterior headlamps, brake calipers and badges on the interior hand-crafted veneers, copper cross-stitching and instrument inserts.

Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, said that by the end of the decade, at least 90 per cent of Bentley’s production will be available as a plug-in hybrid.

“There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance,” he said.

“Combining our renowned engines with electric power reinforces and enhances both principles, and so we will gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range. We are proud to be pioneering these developments in the luxury sector.”

The Bentley Hybrid Conceptis will be on display att he Beijing International Auto Show from April 21 – 29th.

Founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919, Bentley Motors has grown to become one of the world’s most iconic luxury car makers.

By Paul Joseph