More Bentley Bentayga variants are on the cards to ensure the car maker keeps an edge on its rivals, according to CEO Wolfgang Durheimer.
A number of options have been tabled including a coupe version or a GT3 R version in a similar vein to the Continental GT3 R. Such a model could arrive with a Bentayga facelift in 2019. However, Durheimer said no decision has been made yet.
“Derivatives are important to us because you have to be the newest kid in town for customers.”
The Bentayga has been a runaway success for Bentley, despite early scepticism, and now a number of rivals are working on luxury SUVs, said Durheimer. “We will see a large number of competitors [in this segment] in the future. They are all working on their luxury SUVs.
“The customers that are buying in this market are keen to have the latest design out there.”
He added that when new rivals do turn up, so long has Bentley has another option – in this case Bentayga variants – it can keep ahead of the curve.