Bentley will launch an SUV in 2016 that will see its lineup of ultra-luxurious models grow to four individual nameplates, but before the end of the decade we could see the automaker add a fifth nameplate that would be smaller than any Bentley currently on offer.

“It’s hard to be certain what the market will demand that far into the future,” Bentley sales and marketing boss Kevin Rose told Auto Express. “At the moment, our line of thinking is for a smaller car.”

Rose also revealed that a smaller model wouldn’t necessary have to be less expensive than Bentley’s current offerings, suggesting that it may be something akin to a sports car. However, Rose also said that Bentley has no intentions of competing with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche.

This isn’t the first time that we have heard of Bentley’s plans to expand its lineup beyond its existing models and upcoming SUV. Talk of Bentley working on a four-door coupe to slot between its Continental and Flying Spur models has circulated for several years now, and could certainly be the next bodystyle to join the lineup.


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