Bentley Might Build an SUV Coupe, Unfortunately

Bentley is one of a select few manufacturers that it pays to keep abreast of whatever the company’s engineers are doing. Whether it’s building super dominant race cars, or the next big grand tourer, you’re sure to get your money’s worth. However, one debut from the company has the entire automotive world a buzz. The Bentley SUV. While the name of the new SUV is something that will probably be pondered on for quite some time, the Bentley Bentayga will fill a niche part of the market that more and more luxury manufacturers are turning to— luxury SUVs. Not only does Mercedes have the GL, and G-Class SUVs, as well as some smaller CUVs, but so does Audi, BMW, and Porsche. This new SUV from Bentley, though, will purportedly slot well above all of those, making it the only super luxury SUV on the market. At least until Lamborghini decides to build this damn thing. RELATED: See More Photos of the Concept Bentley SUV However, with the arrival of Bentley’s Bentayga SUV later this year, the manufacturer is already looking towards the future with new models and derivations. Late last year, Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer stated that he’d like to see a Bentley sports car more in line with the company’s racing program, something to slot in underneath the Continental, though, more expensive. But don't hold your breath for a Bentley sports car just yet. Speaking to TopGear , Duerheimer said that a more realistic option would be some derivation of the Mulsanne, or Bentayga SUV, such as coupe version of the Bentayga. While the Bentayga SUV is surely a safe bet, and will actually work within the dynamics that a Bentley imbues, we're not so sure that another coup-esque SUV would. At the moment, both BMW and Mercedes make a coupe version of an SUV, and neither are the barn-storming sellers that either company would surely want. Bentley, in our opinion, needs to stick with what Bentley is good at, providing über luxury cars, and keep the tradition of craftsmanship alive. RELATED: Bentley's Blue Train Sedan is a Classic Piece of Art ______________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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