Bentley Motors has launched its new Continental GTC Convertible at the Qatar International Motor Show. The all new convertible, which takes cues from its GT coupe sibling launched in 2011, boasts of an even more luxurious and spacious hand-crafted cabin.
It also has soft-touch leather hides, cool-touch metals, deep-pile carpets and an extensive range of wood veneers. It enables faster gear changes more than ever, thanks to a more powerful 575PS 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine and the new QuickShift transmission.
Bentley Motors' member of the board for sales and marketing, Alasdair Stewart, commented that the new GTC has always been the "most emotional model" in the Continental lineup and "a showcase" for Bentley design. He added that the GTC is "a pure British convertible" true to the classic Bentley units, but with the performance, technology and overall design excellence put into the vehicle, the automaker is now "writing a new chapter for the Bentley convertible driver.">
The new GTC is founded on the previous cabriolet, which launched in 2006. The automaker's engineering and design teams have virtually boosted every aspect of the renowned convertible with an unbending focus on quality.
The Bentley Mulsanne is also featured at the Qatar Motor Show. It continues to do remarkably well in the Middle East. It is a comprehensively modern flagship that catches the essence of the Bentley brand. It produces effortless performance from the classic 6.75-liter V8 engine while having an extravagant cabin with advanced technology and handcrafted luxury. It symbolizes the best of British luxury motoring that still attracts considerable interest in the Middle East market, which comprises 15% of worldwide sales.
The Qatar car show opens as Bentley returns to pre-recession demand levels. Sales increased by 37 percent worldwide last year to 7,003 cars, accelerating as the year progressed. Last month, 1,059 units were delivered to customers, an increase by 69 percent from a year before. December was the automaker's best month since the pre-recession record of 2007, and the second best month in its history.