28 Jul '11, 12am

Bentley considering a luxury SUV via @zite

Bentley considering a luxury SUV via @zite

Bentley could add an SUV to its lineup. The automaker is said to have discussed plans for a sports-utility vehicle with Volkswagen, its parent company. Such a model would satisfy appetite for luxury models, reports Automotive News. An analyst suggested that an SUV bearing the famous Bentley badge may be able to fetch in excess of €120,000, such is the demand among drivers. Bentley could well be eyeing a gap in the Chinese market, where the popularity of the brand’s handmade €154,000 Continental GT and €250,000 Mulsanne helped it to post a 20 percent rise in sales during the first half of this year. Chinese consumers face a long wait list for luxury SUV s made by other automakers, such as an average of 15 months for the Porsche Cayenne , the reports states. Other options include the BMW X-class line of SUVs, the new fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Audi Q3. New ...

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