CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
FASTEST BENTLEY EVER IS PREVIEWED
The Geneva motor show revealed some surprising introductions. Bentley’s EXP 9 F SUV concept will be the fastest and most expensive 4x4 ever if it makes production – which is likely as it would mean an all-important lucrative third model for Bentley and markets like China, Russia, and the Middle East are almost certain to love it.

THE A-CLASS FOR YOUNGER BUYERS
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has never been much of a looker due to its tall, one-box form. But now Mercedes is hoping to attract new and younger buyers who would otherwise have bought a BMW 1-Series or Audi A3. Its new A-Class is lower, sportier and cooler thanks to its more conventional hatchback form and contemporary styling.

NISSAN HATCHBACK TO BE BUILT IN THE UK
Ok so the name is rubbish but Nissan's new compact hatchback – called Invitation – is hugely significant, not least because it will be built in the UK when it goes into production in 2013. The model will be built alongside the highly popular Juke crossover at Nissan's Sunderland plant. Expect the name to change.