Bentley unveils new tweed trimDecember 1, 2020
Bentley Mulliner expands customization options and introduces elegant tweed door trims for the Flying Spur, Continental GT and Bentayga models.
For fans of British traditions and adherents of sustainable materials, four tweed finishes have been developed. The Mulliner Personal Commissioning collection offers an almost limitless number of material combinations.
The new tweed trim, available across the UK company’s entire lineup, offers customers even more options to enhance their vehicle’s uniqueness. The woven wool fabric, pleasant to the touch, creates a unique atmosphere of calm and confidence. The four tweed trims complement the leather trim details.
Named after the pristine coasts of the Outer Hebrides, the Glen Plaid-Tolsta Beach trim draws attention with its bold checkered pattern, while Cheltenham, symbolizing the nature of the famous English resort, is a more traditional option. The Charcoal and Sand Herringbone finishes are particularly refined and accentuate the dark and light interior of both the two-door and four-door Gran Turismo.
The expansion of tweed interior customization options is another step forward for Bentley’s commitment to sustainable materials in luxury vehicles. This solution is fully in line with Beyond100’s recently announced strategy to provide the brand with leadership in sustainable luxury mobility.
This commitment was first highlighted in the brand’s anniversary year 2019, when Bentley unveiled the EXP 100 electric concept car, built with sustainable materials. These include 5,000 thousandth wood, traditional woolen floor carpets, and fabric upholstery made from wine by-products. Bentley will continue to use sustainable materials in its current and future vehicles.
Bentley trim tweed is supplied by the world famous brand Lovat Mill. Based in the picturesque Scottish town of Hawick, Lovat Mill employs traditional and sustainable technologies.
Thanks to “dry” production, the enterprise has practically no harmful impact on the environment. Lovat Mill has eliminated hazardous chemicals such as azo dyes. Eco-friendly rapier machines are used in the manufacture of fabric. In addition, 90% of the company’s electricity needs are provided by renewable sources, and its employees live within walking distance from the place of work. All this leads to minimal emissions of carbonaceous substances into the atmosphere.
The new tweed trims will be featured in the Mulliner Personal Commissioning collection, which offers customers the widest range of custom trims available.
The collection offers many ways to highlight the uniqueness of each Bentley vehicle, and allows owners to create their own interior designs or turnkey solutions.
Previously, customers made special requests to Mulliner to order custom finishes, but now all options are presented in a single Personal Commissioning catalog, which allows customers to work with Bentley to select the right fit. Thanks to the new catalog and the vast experience of Bentley specialists, customization of the car is now much faster than submitting a request.
In addition to new tweed finishes and other customization options such as embroidery on the headrests and inlay, the Personal Commissioning collection includes a host of other finishes for the Flying Spur, Continental GT and GT Convertible models. The catalog contains all the elements of the car that can be personalized with more than 70 different solutions, taking the possibilities of personalizing the interior to a completely new level.
New tweed trims are now available to fans of the brand, but this is not the first time this material has been used in Bentley cars. In collaboration with London-based Huntsman, Mulliner has created a Sportsman version of the Bentayga, featuring a Peck 62 tweed trim on the driver’s and front passenger’s front fascia. For the Continental GT Equestrian Edition, diamond-stitched tweed has been used on the door trims and rear trims.
Last year, Bentley became the first manufacturer to offer a tweed-look bonnet. This solution, along with a variety of color combinations, veneers and accessories, is available for the Continental GT Convertible with soft top. Tweed trim has become an important feature of another unique model – the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar.
This car was first introduced in early 2020 and immediately caught the eye with gray tweed trim on the center console side panels. The trim extends to the dashboard and doors, enveloping the driver and front passenger with a sophisticated texture and color. Tweed has also been used to accent the seats and suitcases.
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