We see them on the roads all the time, hogging up the tarmac and handled by soccer mums who are simultaneously on the mobile and man-handling their kids while trying to figure out which route to take on the GPS. Needless to say, SUVs tend to leave a bitter taste on our tongues. But Bentley’s new SUV, the EXP 9 F, presented at the Geneva Motor Show recently, has broken free of this stereotype. The vehicle is no less luxe than its Continental GT brothers or the Mulsanne, but offers a powerful sports allure that you don’t see in its other models – if the Continental GT was the Sean Connery of James Bonds, the EXP 9 F would be Daniel Craig. The latter has all of the former’s sophistication, but isn’t afraid to muscle in on the action when necessary.

Check out the videos and images of the concept vehicle, and tell us what you prefer. Is the Mulsanne your Bentley of choice, or would this hulking SUV that looks as though it can handle both sophistication and the sand dunes of Egypt just as easily, be more appealing?

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The Bentley EXP 9 F – a SUV we really want to drive

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