Indias rich and famous look for more new Bentleys
By DECCAN CHRONICLE | Michael Gonsalves
PUNE: Notwithstanding rising worries of recession, a slowdown in growth across the globe and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the demand for super luxury cars in India continues to grow at a tremendous pace.
After the two-year Covid pandemic, the appetite for the luxury and super luxury cars in India has been growing steadily as India's dollar-millionaires and billionaires seek wheels of desire.
In order to cash in on this growing appetite, British super luxury marquee on Friday introduced the new Bentayga extended wheelbase Azure SUV for the Indian market priced at Rs 6 crore at Delhi showroom.
Exclusive Motors, the company's Indian dealer, said that with the addition of the new model, it is aiming for at least 40 per cent sales growth in the current year over 2022.
“We sold 40 units last year and this year we are looking to sell around 60 units in the country," Satya Bagla, Managing Director at Exclusive Motors said.
At present the company has retail stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad from where it caters to the customers.
The company has started taking orders for the model, which comes with a 4-litre 550 PS V8 petrol engine.
It takes around 7-8 months for the delivery of the car as the unit is imported into the country, Bagla said.
The Bentayga extended wheelbase Azure builds on the latest second-generation Bentayga, extending the wheelbase and rear cabin space by an extra 180 mm.
According to Bagla the new Bentayga Extended Wheelbase is the next chapter in the Bentayga story for the Indian market.
“This new SUV has a rear-cabin experience comparable to the legendary Mulsanne," he pointed out.
These advancements, along with the outstanding skills of Bentley's craftspeople, make the Bentayga extended wheelbase the ultimate luxury SUV to drive or be driven in, Bagla said.