Bentley will display the Bentley Hybrid Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in China on April 20.
The Bentley Hybrid Concept is a technology showcase that previews the company’s first plug-in hybrid model set to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017, Bentley said in a statement.
“There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance. Combining our renowned engines with electric power reinforces and enhances both principles, and so we will gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range. By the end of the decade, at least 90% of our production will be available as a plug-in hybrid. We are proud to be pioneering these developments in the luxury sector,” stated Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors.
The plug-in hybrid system will offer a power increase of up to 25% together with a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions. The hybrids will also be capable of driving at least 50 km on electric power alone.