“The beauty about electrification and the package we have chosen is you can do front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive,” said R&D boss Peter Mertens.
The new Bentley Continental GT will appeal to “younger people that have earned their money in apps, for example”, according to product line director Benno Brandlhuber. Bentley wants the car to appeal to new, younger customers. How? Brandlhuber said: “This car with its style and new technology will make it more attractive.”
MPVs are still relevant for car buyers despite the growing dominance of SUVs, according to Vincent Tourette, Renault’s UK boss. He described MPVs as “still very viable”, saying that MPV customers can’t necessarily be converted to SUVs. He said Renault’s seven-seat Grand Scenic was a key differentiator with its new large Koleos SUV, as that offers only five seats.