The head of Bentley Motors says a coupé-style version of the Bentayga is not “imminent”, but adds the firm does see itself “doing different twists on SUVs in the future”.
Speaking to motoring.com.au, Bentley president and CEO Adrian Hallmark said the firm is currently “not looking at” launching any new SUV derivatives.
“Is there an imminent, or very near, coupé? No. Are we looking at it right now? No,” he told the Australian publication. “Could we imagine doing different twists on SUVs in the future? Yes.”
Of course, some other models sharing the Volkswagen Group's same MLB platform have already spawned coupé-style SUVs, such as the Audi Q8 and the Porsche Cayenne Coupé.
Hallmark went on to say Bentley planned to further improve the Bentayga “through technology”, adding “we haven’t even scratched the surface of its potential”.
“Bentayga is almost 50 percent of our sales, from a standing start. It’s already the best-selling Bentley in the company’s history. We did 10 000 sales last year  with 50 percent of our potential range. The cars we are just launching, the new Flying Spur and Continental GT Cabriolet, will add to that.
“We’ve just gone from a loss-making position to a profitable first half in 2019. That doesn’t happen by luck,” he said.
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