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    Bentley and Lamborghini SUV To Possibly Br Delayed


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 11, 2012

    Bentley and Lamborghini plans to build their own SUVs could becoming to a standstill.

    Reuters is reporting that parent company Volkswagen could put a hold on these projects due to the current European economic crisis. Sources inside Volkswagen say the reasoning behind the hold is that it would allow VW to limit spending and keep cash reserves. The decision will come on November 23rd, the day when Volkswagen's board will review spending.

    At the moment, Lamborghini's Urus SUV is currently waiting on a green light to move on. Bentley's EXP 9 F is waiting to go on with their revised design.

    Source: Reuters

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    This is not a surprise with the world economic crises I doubt even the rich are willing to pony up crazy amounts for weird luxo SUV's.

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