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No More High-Riding Bentleys – Bentayga Will Be Crewe’s Sole SUV


Despite every automaker cashing in on the SUV craze, Bentley has stated that it has no plans to expand its range beyond the Bentayga.

While there has been talk about Bentley possibly building a second model to slot below the Bentayga in its family, according to Bentley President and CEO, Adrian Hallmark, right now no such plans exist.

“Direct answer? We are not looking at that,” he told Car Sales. “Is there an imminent, or very near, coupe? No. Are we looking at it right now? No.” Hallmark added that Bentley can “imagine doing different twists on SUVs in the future.”

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According to the executive, Bentley hasn’t “even scratched the surface” of the Bentayga’s potential and will continue to improve it throughout its current lifecycle.

“Bentayga is almost 50 per cent of our sales, from a standing start. It’s already the best-selling Bentley in the company’s history,” Hallmark said. “We did 10,000 sales last year with 50 per cent of our potential range. The cars we are just launching, the new Flying Spur and Continental GT Cabriolet, will add to that. We’ve just gone from a loss-making position to a profitable first half in 2019. That doesn’t happen by luck.”

Hallmark wouldn’t say how the British car company will to develop and improve the Bentayga in the coming years, but did confirm work is being done on the car manufacturer’s very first battery-electric production vehicle. Bentley intends on launching this model before 2025 but, if it can, will try to make it a reality a little quicker.

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