Bentley is reportedly planning to fight off the coming wave of rivals with a crossover that would blend the high-riding form of the Bentayga with the sloping roofline of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.
Bentley Exp 10 Speed 6
Bentley still wants the shapely EXP 10 Speed 6 concept to see production, but a high-performance coupe-like crossover based on the Bentayga could come first.
Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer says that if the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept reaches production, it could come with an EV powertrain and up to 500 horsepower.
Automobile says the Bentley Grand Convertible will go on sale in early 2017, and the EXP 10 Speed 6 could be greenlit in time for production in 2020.
Bentley has begun a global research study to decide on a fifth model for its lineup, the choice right now being either the EXP10 Speed 6 concept or an SUV smaller than the Bentayga.
Bentley is gauging reactions to the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept so it can make the business case to Volkswagen to put it into production, with only minor tweaks to its design.
Bentley is still wowing the crowds in Geneva with its EXP 10 Speed 6, introducing the concept under the lights of the motor show after last night's debut.
Bentley dropped a bomb on the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with the new EXP 10 Speed 6, a gorgeous two-seater that's unlike anything to come out of Crewe in years.