Although one of the strangest creations of the automotive world, crossover coupes such as the BMW X4 and X6 are becoming increasingly popular with luxury car buyers. They’re different, trendy and still offer (some of) the space of a traditional crossover. Bentley, however, is late to the party. Not only does not not have a crossover coupe, it hasn’t even launched its first crossover — the Bentayga. But the Volkswagen Group-owned British ultra-luxury carmaker has taken note of the success of BMW’s models as well as the interest garnered by the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and, according to Top Gear, is considering a cross-coupe variant of the upcoming Bentayga.
After sitting down with Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer, TG walked away convinced a slant-backed Bentayga variant will very much become a reality. After all, even Bentley wants to capitalize on the immense growth in the luxury SUV/CUV/crossover market.
Providing even more reason to built a Bentayga coupe is the fact that reconfiguring the roof of the Bentayga wouldn’t be too much of a hassle, thereby being an easy product for Bentley to release. And given the growing popularity of the cross-coupe segment, the vehicle will likely also sell. If it were to get the approval, TG expects the Bentyaga cross-coupe to arrive in 2019, giving the brand roughly a year to make a final decision on whether or not to make the vehicle.