You can now have tweed trim in your Bentley!
Because clearly the current Bentley range just isn't British enough!
Ah, tweed. The most British and most gentlemanly of materials. You just aren't a well-dressed upper-class Brit unless you have at least some tweed somewhere in your wardrobe. Clearly this is something that Bentley have thought long and hard about lately, as now you'll be able to order tweed interior trim!
The tweed option is showcased as part of Bentley's Mulliner Personal Commissioning Guide as part of the near-limitless options you can specify in it (let's be honest, Bentley will probably let you have whatever you want so long as you throw enough money at the company!) and Bentley claims that its tweed is ethically and sustainably manufactured. This focus on sustainability comes as part of the goals Bentley expressed in its Beyond 100 strategy that was unveiled earlier this year. Bentley's tweed will be manufactured at the Lovat Mill in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick, where it will be made in a "dry" production facility that uses no hazardous industrial chemicals, "environmentally aware" rapier looms and gets 90% of its electricity from renewable sources.
Whilst it's not the first time that Bentley has used tweed in a car (there was the 'sportsman' Bentayga and the Continental GT Equestrial edition recently that both utilised tweed, the Continental GT Convertible has had a tweed option for the roof available since last year and the Mulliner Bacalar heavily used tweed as part of its aesthetic), it seems like it's the first time that such an option has been available to the public on regular production Bentleys. Whilst this is somewhat surprising considering the genteel upper-class demographic that makes up a lot of Bentley customers, it's definitely something that those customers would absolutely welcome now that it's fully available. That, plus it's a Bentley after all. Why shouldn't it have the option for you to have tweed?