Bentley is mulling to add smaller SUVs into its lineup

Article by Christian A., on January 17, 2015

Bentley is not yet selling its first-ever SUV, the Bentayga, but it is already considering adding more of similar vehicles into its lineup, according to Auto Express. Kevin Rose, head of Bentley sales and marketing, told Auto Express in an interview that the carmaker is “keeping a close eye” on what Land Rover has done with the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and the Evoque.

The carmaker has been for a decade on and off in deciding whether to pursue an SUV since it was acquired by Volkswagen. The vehicle did push through and its production version will be unveiled this year, most likely at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Bentley chief executive Wolfgang Durheimer also told Auto Express that as soon as they start deliveries of the Bentayga, the carmaker will keep the momentum going by “adding more and more models that stay true to the brand."

Any decision on additional models will not be made until mid-next year when Bentley has already unveiled the Bentayga. Bentley is expected to commence sales of the MY2016 Bentayga large SUV – which may arrive in W12 gasoline, V8 diesel, and plug-in hybrid variants -- at the end of this year, although it has yet to disclose its pricing.

While the carmaker has already received 4,000 "expressions of interest" for the Bentayga, those who may want smaller SUVs may have to wait a couple of years for Bentley to build and sell them. Should Bentley decide to push through with smaller SUVs, it could just use the platforms underpinning those of Volkswagen and Audi brand.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: bentley, suv, lineup

Comments

Recommended

More than a year after introducing the widely acclaimed ATS GT prototype at the at the luxurious Salon Privé exhibit, Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) has finally presented the final...
by - October 19, 2018
The diesel exodus in Europe continues. Years ago, carmakers have been in a sweeping race to offer more diesel-powered vehicles in the continent, which hunger for such transports seems unending....
by - October 19, 2018
At the 2018 Paris Motor Show earlier this month, Czech carmaker Skoda unveiled the Vision RS Concept. According to Skoda, the new Vision RS doesn’t just show how its RS...
by - October 18, 2018
That was fast! It was only a few days ago when Skoda teased its newest creation – the new all-new Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV -- through three sketched images. Now,...
by - October 18, 2018
It has been more than four years since BMW announced the imminent arrival of its largest sports utility vehicle ever. Now, the German premium carmaker is finally introducing its much-anticipated...
by - October 17, 2018