Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand’s first SUV.
Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engineering work on a performance-enhanced, fastback Bentayga variant are under way, though the program still needs formal approval.
While the final design remains a work in progress, he suggested the fastback Bentayga would resemble the styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept coupe that debuted in 2015 at the Geneva auto show and also awaits production approval.
Bentley’s global sales have topped 10,000 vehicles three straight years and Duerheimer expects 2016 volume to hit a record with the introduction of the Bentayga.
The SUV is expected to become Bentley’s top seller, with 2016 output set at about 5,000. It goes on sale in the U.S. in May priced from $229,100, including shipping and other fees.