Bentley Hybrid Concept PHEV Shown In China

As we announced earlier, Bentley unveiled the Bentley Hybrid Concept PHEV yesterday at the Beijing International Automotive Show.

The company defines this PHEV concept as its vision of a more powerful and even more efficient future.

The luxury car brand also presented three Chinese debuts at the Show – the new Flying Spur V8, the new Continental GT Speed and GT V8 S.

Bentley said its Hybrid Concept is based on its flagship model, the Mulsanne, showing that hybrid technology can enhance even the pinnacle of luxury and performance. Bentley added Copper is used as an exterior and interior styling element to highlight the car’s electrical veins from accents to the radiator grille and headlamps to copper cross stitching throughout the car’s leather cabin.

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Bentley said its plug-in hybrid system increases power by up to 25 percent, reduces emissions by 70 percent and gives a driving range of at least 50 kilometers on electric power alone. Bentley added it will introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV in 2017 and, by the end of the decade, at least 90 percent of Bentley cars will be available as a plug-in hybrid.

You can learn more about this Bentley PHEV Concept in this previous post.

“Adding performance and efficiency with no compromise to luxury –Plug-in hybrids are an important part of Bentley’s exciting future and we are proud to be pioneering these developments in the ultra luxury sector,” said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors during the Bentley press conference at the Show.

Bentley will introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV in 2017 that will be based on this concept.

Bentley will introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV in 2017 that will be based on this SUV concept shown last year.