Bentley introduces a tweed interior option (and it's about time)
The 2021 Bentley Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Bentayga will be available with tweed interior options. Some may say that it's about time that the British brand embrace the material that traditionally makes up traditional Scottish and Irish garments. Bentley is offering the cabin styling as part of the buffet offered by their bespoke commissioning division.
The sustainable material will be offered in four contemporary patterns. The tweed being used by is sourced from Lovat Mill, located in Hawick, Scotland. The mill operates a "dry" production facility that has neon adverse impact on the local natural environment. No hazardous dyes are used and 90 percent of the local electricity consumption comes from renewable sources.
The tweed is relegated to door panels.Photo courtesy of Bentley Motors
Bentley buyers can add the finish to the doors of the vehicle. The four color schemes were selected to compliment the wide variety of leather upholstery color options Bentley currently offers. Cheltenham, which features a variety of green colors, offers a more traditional choice for customers whereas Glen Plaid–Tolsta Beach, named after the shores of the rugged Outer Hebrides has a bold check pattern. Charcoal and Sand Herringbone tweeds offer a subtle complement to the basic dark and light interiors.
All four options are made of sustainable materials and showcased in the Mulliner Personal Commissioning Guide. Previously, customers would bring their ideas to Bentley Mulliner and the company would make it work. Now, the Personal Commissioning Guide allows buyers to identify which of Mulliner's capabilities they would like to utilize.
The sophisticated fabric has its roots in the British Isles.Photo courtesy of Bentley Motors
Tweed on the inside of a Bentley is new on a mass production vehicle. Bentley has previously collaborated with Savile Row tailors, Huntsman, to create the limited edition 'Sportsman' Bentayga, utilizing the Peck 62 tweed on the passenger and driver fascias. In the Continental GT Equestrian Edition, Mulliner used diamond quilted tweed fabrics for the door inlays and rear quarter panels. When the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar debuted it featured grey tweed on the sides of the center console, across the instrument panel, and continued to the door interiors.