Bentley is currently developing its very first ultra-luxurious SUV and now it has emerged that the British firm has its eyes set on reaching 20,000 annual sales by 2020.
Last year, Bentley managed to sell a total of 10,120 vehicles and initially the firm wanted to target the 15,000 car mark by 2018. That goal is said to have been increased to 20,000 two years later due to predicted sales of the Bentley SUV.
As for the upcoming Bentley SUV, the latest reports suggest that it could be called the Bentley Bentayga which is the name of a rock formation on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Of course the fact that the Bentayga name has been registered doesn’t mean it will be featured on an entirely new model. In fact, it could be fixed onto an existing Bentley model to denote a special edition. If it is the Bentley SUV however, here is what we know about the car.
Both V8 and W12 variants of the Bentley SUV will be offered with a plug-in hybrid version of the V8 to be made available a year after the car launches. There is also a possibility that a diesel driven derivative could be offered but a final decision on that won’t come before the end of this year. If a diesel is given the go ahead, the Bentley SUV will make use of Audi’s 4.2-litre V8 TDI also set to be used by the next-generation Porsche Cayenne.