What could it be?
Bentley recorded phenomenal sales results in 2021, but the time has come for change. The luxury British automaker is committed to bringing electric vehicles to market and has promised that it will unveil at least five new EVs over the next five years. Existing vehicles like the Bentley Bentayga have had a positive effect on the brand's fortunes, and now it is looking to use that money to launch more money-makers.
The Crewe-based automaker today announced that it is about to add a fifth model to its portfolio of luxury cars, accompanying the announcement with a single shadowy teaser of the cabin, but there aren't many clues as to what the new model might be.
The announcement includes the following information and nothing more: "The company's designers, engineers, and craftspeople have gone to new lengths to combine luxury, technology, and performance in a way that only Bentley can deliver. With an extra dimension of on-board wellness, the new model will sit in sumptuous comfort at the pinnacle of its range and deliver a breadth of capabilities beyond anything previously offered."
That's all rather vague, since all Bentleys are intended to offer exquisite attention to detail, spectacular luxury, and outstanding performance. Bentley also chose to give us no hints regarding its powertrain, so this new model could be a traditional combustion vehicle, a hybrid, or an EV.
As we mentioned, Bentley intends to launch five new EVs in five years, but that campaign is only scheduled to kick off in 2025. Then again, a car revealed in 2022 could very well take three years to develop and bring to market. A recent interview with Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark revealed that the brand is considering returning to the market in which the now-dead Mulsanne once sat. Another possibility is that the Rolls-Royce Spectre is getting a new all-electric rival, but whatever the fact of the matter is, all will be revealed on May 10 at 12:30 BST (07:30 EST).