Cancelled development of Bentley Mulsanne Convertible

68787bm_2In the world’s most exclusive luxury cars, whose rhythm make British firms Rolls-Royce and Bentley, has been implemented in recent years to diversify bodies on the same model, as is the case with cars generalists. Like the Rolls-Royce Phantom has extended platform versions, coupe and convertible, Bentley announced that it intended to extend the range of your main banner, the Bentley Mulsanne.

The first step was to be carried out to extend the range Mulsanne was launching a convertible version, officially called Bentley Mulsanne Convertible. The Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in August 2012 revealed some sketches of this model, which shows the beautiful lines of what a Mulsanne with two doors down and a canvas roof. In addition, this model would serve to further position the brand in markets such as Russia or China, where its sales are increasing.

68787bm_b_2The firm never file a scale unit of Mulsanne Convertible and, indeed, had been forgotten until the Car & Driver magazine has presented Bentley’s CEO on the future of this model. The head of the brand has confirmed to U.S. magazine that will not mass produce the vehicle since there are going to be successful globally. They believe that only have enough sales in the U.S. and some European countries, so development costs are not offset by the expected sales.

Considering that the brand sold only 1,169 units in 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, the CEO estimated that the Mulsanne Convertible commercialized 200 units, which would not be enough to cover expenses. Therefore, this gigantic project is canceled and convertible, at the moment, Bentley will make every effort to create a production version of the controversial SUV who are planning, which is scheduled to occur in 2016.



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