Bentley

BENTLEY

Luxury crossover will be crucial

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

A luxury crossover will go on sale in 2016, and the U.S. will get about 30 percent of the annual output of 3,000 vehicles....
Read More »

Bentley raises car sales target to 20,000, report says

Dec. 15, 2014 10:12 CET

Bentley is targeting 20,000 annual deliveries by 2020, double its 2013 sales, boosted by new models such as its first SUV, a report said....
Read More »

STAR POWER

Cars and concepts that glowed in the L.A. spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

These four concepts and one production model are ready for their close-ups....
Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Bentley unveils potential range-topping convertible to take on Rolls-Royce

Nov. 19, 2014 13:16 CET

The Bentley Grand Convertible concept previews a possible production car to take on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The Grand Convertible would be Bentley's most expensive car, if it is built....
Read More »

Continental considers ending battery partnership amid low EV demand

7:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

Continental said it may end a battery cell joint venture with South Korean partner SK Innovation because of slower-than-expected growth in demand for electric cars....
Read More »

Bentley appoints Austrian dealership veteran as Europe sales boss

Oct. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Bentley named Robert Engstler as its regional director for Europe. Austrian-born Engstler joins Bentley from the dealer group Porsche Holding Salzburg....
Read More »

Bentley eyes record sales on Continental GT demand

Oct. 13, 2014 11:15 CET

Bentley expects another record year for vehicle sales in 2014 as demand for its Continental GT models helps to spur global growth....
Read More »

Bentley crossover is coming to U.S., along with store upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Bentley expects its U.S. dealers to comply with a new corporate identity standard that is being rolled out for dealerships globally by the time they receive a new, as-yet-unnamed crossover....
Read More »

Bentley joins ultra-luxury fast lane with Mulsanne Speed

10:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

Bentley is moving into the fast lane of ultra-luxury cars with a new version of its flagship saloon, aiming to grab a bigger slice of a market expected to double in size by 2018. The 95-year-old brand is launching the Mulsanne Speed under the strapline "the world's fastest ultra-luxury driving experience."...
Read More »

2014 Eurostar winner Heinz-Gerhard Wente

Oct. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars achieved success by exceeding expectations. Heinz-Gerhard Wente, head of Continental's ContiTech division, is this year's Eurostar winner for Supplier Division CEO....
Read More »

Bentley adds models in Korea on rising ultraluxury demand

Sept. 18, 2014 12:25 CET

Bentley is adding new models in South Korea as the brand sees increased competition for ultraluxury cars in the market. The automaker says its dealership in Seoul has seen a 133 percent jump in deliveries so far this year....
Read More »

Bentley Mulsanne Convertible project is back in the mix

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2014

Bentley's Mulsanne Convertible Concept is back on track. Shown by Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer to a select few customers at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2012, the stately convertible was intended for production. But after Duerheimer's departure in 2012, his successor, Wolfgang Schreiber, killed the project....
Read More »

Hybrids help supercars cut CO2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Ultraluxury nameplates such as Ferrari, McLaren, Bentley and Porsche are opting for electric powertrains to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their supercars....
Read More »

Kia joins Bentley in wooing the 1% crowd at Pebble Beach

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014

The number of automotive brands making an appearance at the classic-car events in Pebble Beach, California, this week reflects the increasing number of automakers fighting for a piece of the luxury new-vehicle market. High-end car sales, fueled both by more mass-market brands offering upscale models and more premium marques offering lower priced choices, have outpaced the U.S. auto industry's growth since 2012....
Read More »

Bentley names VW China exec as CFO

Aug. 6, 2014 06:01 CET

Bentley has appointed Joerg Mull, executive vice president of finance at Volkswagen Group in China, as its new finance chief....
Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover taps ex-military to combat skills shortage

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover has created a training course to attract former military personnel amid a shortage of skilled workers in Britain. Ford and Bentley are also competing for talent with trainee programs as the U.K.'s expanding auto industry devises new ways to draw workers to manufacturing....
Read More »

Bentley may add a fifth model after SUV launch

9:51 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2014

Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model slotted between the Continental GT coupe and Mulsanne sedan....
Read More »

Bentley may add a 5th model after SUV launch

July 24, 2014 15:51 CET

Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. The new model could be a two-seat sports car or a larger model slotted between the Continental GT coupe and Mulsanne sedan....
Read More »

Bentley CEO rolls back 'aggressive' sales forecasts

July 24, 2014 13:12 CET

Bentley expects 2014 deliveries to be lower than previously forecast as the carmaker is hit by the crisis in Ukraine and Russia and struggles to maintain high sales growth in China....
Read More »

Bentley names VW veteran as human resources chief

July 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Bentley named VW Group executive Marlies Rogait as its new head of human resources....
Read More »

WATCH THE ROAD

New head-up displays could change views for drivers and the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

Head-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how drivers see the road....
Read More »

Volkswagen's consumer brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks....
Read More »

Bentley Mulsanne could gain performance variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

A more powerful version of the Bentley Mulsanne will debut in October at the Paris auto show, according to British car magazine Auto Express....
Read More »

Bentley first-half sales up 23% on China, Middle East

July 9, 2014 11:22 CET

Bentley increased six-month vehicle sales by almost a quarter on demand from China and the Middle East, keeping the brand on track for another record year....
Read More »

Bentley's Continental GT3-R turns up the turbo power

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014

Bentley last week showed its Continental GT3-R, a limited-edition model inspired by the Continental GT3 race car....
Read More »

Automotive News
Special Video Report
Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz is a pioneer. He and a handful of other employees moved to north Texas last September to help build the automaker's new U.S. headquarters.
» Watch the Video
     
News by Brand