Just in case the purists aren't annoyed enough already.
In a recent interview with Top Gear, Bentley boss Wolfgang Duerheimer revealed the carmaker was examining its options for its next model after the Bentayga SUV debuts. The reasoning for this being that it will allow the engineers to hop right from one project to the next without a lot of down time. Duerheimer went on to say that the car will be either an all-new model or a derivative of an existing one, a description that encompasses literally every car ever made.
But as unhelpful as the first hint was, Duerheimer later added "The growing segment is SUVs. Convertibles are going down. Sports cars are going down. Saloons too." There had been talk in the past of Bentley making a genuine full-on sports car, although the previous statement seems to suggest that this isn't likely. A new entry-level model is out too, as Duerheimer stated that the company had no interest in building something cheaper which would pollute the brand. A coupe SUV therefore seems pretty likely, although there will be no official decision for 18 months.