The current Mulsanne isn't due for replacement until the early 2020s, but Bentley is already considering a switch in form for its successor

Bentley has yet to decide exactly how to evolve its flagship Mulsanne model in future, Autocar understands.

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Despite originally going on sale in 2010, the Mulsanne’s production run is not due to finish until the early 2020s, but by then the luxury market will be inhabited by a greater number of electric models and new challengers, among them Aston Martin’s reborn Lagonda brand (below), which is promising to shake up the segment and attract a younger audience.

Autocar understands the Mulsanne’s future is up for debate, specifically as to whether there will be a like-for-like replacement for a car that has always been in the shadow of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. It is understood that Bentley will always have a flagship model, however.

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One option could be to go down the Lagonda route and reinvent the Mulsanne as a pure electric car, creating a very modern and forward-looking flagship for the brand.

Bentley is understood to not be keen on pure electric versions of SUVs at the moment, but a large saloon could hold appeal, especially if its launch date coincides with the arrival of next-generation battery technology.

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2 May 2018

LOL more VW on the way

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