As indicated in a previous video showing the hood and emblem of the car, the style of the model will follow the themes of the Continental GT, but has sharper surfaces and sharper embossing lines.
The last Continental GT launched early last year, and the manufacturer has recently introduced the V8 variant and the GT Convertible.
A full range of engines, including Bentleys V8 and W12 petrol options, and a plug-in hybrid based on a V6 petrol engine rather than the diesel route are expected to be launched at the next Flying Spur. Hybrid options will be key to strengthening Bentleys sales in China in particular. Over time, a speed variant will crown the range. It will feature a higher-performance engine that will also be used in the Continental GT and GT Convertible.
Once the Continental range has been completed, the firm will focus its attention on what Autocar understands will be the next step in its design, promising a more radical change towards something fresher and more modern. It is Bentleys centenary year, and a series of celebrations in July will include a revelation of the concept that is expected to show this change in design direction.
Bentley, under chief Adrian Hallmark, who joined last year from Jaguar Land Rover, is finalizing its broader model strategy for the next few years, which is expected to focus on large passenger car models and SUVs rather than sports cars.
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