Bentley introduces tweed interior trim option for all models
Attention Bentley shoppers: Tweed is now on the menu. The woolen fabric is now able to specced in any of its models (Bentayga, Flying Spur or Continental GT) as interior door trim as a replacement for whatever wood, metals or stone(!) you would have there normally. It is so delightfully British within the best possible way.
You can pick between four different tweed patterns. Here's how Bentley describes them: “Cheltenham, with its countryside greens, offers a classical choice for customers whereas Glen Plaid -Tolsta Beach, named following the shores from the rugged Outer Hebrides, constitutes a confident statement using its bold check pattern. Providing a more subtle, contemporary choice, the Charcoal and Sand Herringbone tweeds complement dark and lightweight interiors respectively on the two-door and four-door Grand Tourers.”
The Glen Plaid-Tolsta Beach is our favorite with Cheltenham weighing a close second. Both Herringbone trims continue to be cool, but the checked pattern really pops. It feels right at home in such a stylish and opulent interior.
Bentley says it's sourcing the tweed from a Scottish distributor named Lovat Mill. It's made using sustainable processes, furthering Bentley's goals of minimizing its carbon footprint. If you would like tweed in your new Bentley, you will need to order it through Mulliner, Bentley's bespoke commissioning division. It will be expensive, but what else have you expect?
This isn't the first time we have seen tweed featured in Bentley products before. The stunning Mulliner Bacalar used tweed extensively throughout its interior, going so far as to use it on the instrument panel, seats and bespoke luggage set. You can't have that much tweed within the rest of Bentley's range, but it's a lovely touch nonetheless.