Bentley may step down a segment with a new, smaller luxury car that it hopes to have ready by 2019. The British luxury marque's fifth model line, assuming that its SUV ever makes it to market, though, is still in the earliest planning stages.

Kevin Rose, Bentley's head of sales and marketing, spoke with Autocar at the Geneva Motor Show about the proposed new vehicle. "At the moment, our line of thinking is for a smaller car. But smaller doesn't necessarily mean cheaper," he said. The brand believes the price floor of its models should be 100,000 pounds ($167,240).

The smaller Flying B isn't the only project being worked on. Rose hinted that it is considering an even more expensive model above the Mulsanne priced at around 300,000 pounds ($501,735) that would compete with the Rolls-Royce Phantom. "The twin pillars of the Bentley brand are performance and luxuriousness. Any car that offers something unique, with both of those bases well covered, is on the table," he said.

Regardless of whether either of them ever gets built, Rose indicated that new generations of the Continental GT and Flying Spur are currently in development, and they will be the first to debut.


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      CJ_313
      • 9 Months Ago
      As long as the "even more expensive" Bentley looks better than the current Mulsanne, then I'm all for it.
      muspod
      • 9 Months Ago
      Bentley Polo
      Lancelot
      • 9 Months Ago
      Eurotrash Junk!
      Mike Lawson
      • 9 Months Ago
      Now you know why VW won't produce the Bugatti Galibier. Why do some companies feel a need to steer their prospective customers, as opposed to giving them what they want?
      Justin Campanale
      • 9 Months Ago
      A Bentley A6???
      Tina Dang
      • 9 Months Ago
      I hope the more expensive sedan comes before the baby Bentley