There seemed to be a lull in the market for luxury SUVs during the economic crisis that still maintains a grip on many global markets. That slightly blank canvas, however, is now being filled with fresh tracks as carmakers begin anew with fresh luxury SUV models. Such is the case with the new Bentley SUV, which will compete directly with the also-new Maserati SUV and others.
A dramatic shift in attitudes toward the SUV has occurred because of two main reasons: people still crave the space offered only in SUV form and because the fuel economy figures have improved substantially. In order to accommodate the needs of a greater clientele base, Bentley will create an SUV that it expects to account for a full third of the 3-4,000 annual sales.