According to a recent report, Volkswagen's supervisory board has approved production of the Bentley Falcon. It will reportedly be built in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer has previously hinted that the Volkswagen's supervisory board was close to approving the brand's crossover and a new report is indicating the model has been green-lighted.

Germany's Handelsblatt says Volkswagen's board recently approved the model because they are convinced it will "pay off." They go on to say the crossover - codenamed Falcon - will cost €200,000 ($270,920 / £171,440) and have an annual output of 5000 units.

The newspaper is also reporting the crossover will built in Bratislava, Slovakia and then shipped to Crewe, England for final assembly. While Slovakia isn't exactly the English countryside, Bentley has previously transferred final assembly of Flying Spurs to Dresden, Germany to cope with demand.

When Automotive News asked Bentley for confirmation, a spokesperson declined to confirm Handelsblatt's report by saying "We are still waiting for the official green light from Volkswagen."

As we have previously reported, Bentley's crossover was recently previewed by the EXP 9 F concept.  However, critics and consumers panned the concept's styling so designers are working on a radically new model which will closer resemble the Continental family.

Special thanks to Garrett Bradford for the rendering!

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