NEW BENTLEYS

These are the cars that will be introduced to Bentley’s range as it adjusts to an ever-changing automotive landscape

The launch of the Bentayga Plug-In at the Geneva motor show earlier this year kick-started a transitional era for Bentley as it begins the switch to electrification, which will give the company’s model range a very different look in 10 years than it does today.

More distinctive look for new Bentley Flying Spur

Further sales growth is still understood to be a target at Bentley. It has previously stated that 15,000 units per year is a goal. The 11,089 units achieved last year was a record for the company.

Continental GT – 2018

Bentley’s most important model has been refined and reinvented. It arrives in UK showrooms from May, in W12 engine configuration initially.

Flying Spur – 2019

A more individual look is promised for the four-door to further differentiate it from the Continental GT, with which it shares a platform.

Electric vehicle – 2020/21

The big decision in the in-tray of new boss Adrian Hallmarkregards a fourth model line. A sporty four-door electric car is favourite. Its styling could take inspiration from the EXP12 Speed 6e concept (pictured).

Bentayga Plug-In – 2018

Bentley’s SUV range expands further this year with the firm’s first plug-in hybrid and a new V8 petrol engine. Bentayga Speed to follow.

Continental GTC – 2018

No surprises expected from the retractable soft-top version of the Continental GT. It is set to be revealed later this year and will go on sale in 2019.

Mulling the Bentley Mulsanne’s future

Mulsanne – 2021/22 (est)

Its future is up in the air, but going pure electric, using next- gen battery tech and adopting a new name is the most radical option on the table.

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