The Moscow International Motor Show has kicked off this week, running from the 27th August until the 30th August. The event is one of the biggest of the year, however, for the European market, this can be seen as a warm up event for the Paris Motor Show next month.
Nevertheless, some great cars are on display in Moscow this week with many new cars and concepts being unveiled.
Bentley’s New Project
Bentley are out in full force in Moscow having revealed their new Bentley Continental GT Speed whilst the much anticipated EXP 9 F SUV concept is expected to be signed off within the next few weeks in order for it to then enter production. Bentley’s sales and marketing chief, Kevin Rose, has been explaining that the SUV would “play a significant role in Bentley’s future growth.”
Bentley is seemingly a company that is growing anyway with sales up by 45% last year and up again this year by 43% so far.
The potential SUV Bentley is said to be in its final stages before being signed off with approval from just the Volkswagen Group board being needed now with production likely to begin in 2015.
Bentley entering the SUV market would be a massive step for them as a number of other manufacturers have also taken to the SUV market; manufacturers one may never have expected to, such as Porsche and even Lamborghini.
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Amongst the other news to come out of the Moscow International Motor Show is that Subaru is set to expand its STi range with additional models, such as the Forester TS. This has only previously been sold in Japan and it features 259bhp from its 2.5 litre engine. The Forester TS will now be offered to the Russian market.
Furthermore, Infiniti’s design chief, Shiro Nakamura, has said that the next generation G-series will be “much sportier and more dynamic than the current car.” The Infiniti G-series is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013 with sales of the current model having been blighted by the car only being available with a 3.7 litre V6 petrol engine.
Are you attending the Moscow International Motor Show? If so it’d be great to hear from you; tell us what caught your eye the most…