Xcar asks why the W in the Bentley Continental GT

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Weekly Recap: Geneva’s splendor reflects growing demand for ultra-luxury cars

Carmakers are moving quickly to capitalize with new products, expanding their portfolios with low-volume speedsters like the 800-hp V12 Vulcan at Geneva, and plans to enter new segments, like Rolls-Royce’s strategy to make an SUV.

“Ultra-premium carmakers are looking to explore ways of growing their product offerings, and thus their bottom lines, in this most potentially profitable of segments,” Urquhart wrote in a report on the Geneva show.

In a nutshell, there are more choices for people with more money. It’s a good time to have expensive taste.


Other News & Notes

Miata7 Weekly Recap: Genevas splendor reflects growing demand for ultra luxury cars2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production launches

It won’t be long now. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives later this year, and it’s officially in production. Mazda announced this week that the roadster began rolling off the assembly line at its Ujina factory in Hiroshima, Japan. Sales are scheduled to begin in Japan “around June,” and then Miatas will begin making their way to the US market later in the summer.

Mazda has sold more than 950,000 Miatas around the world since 1989, which is a Guinness World Record for two-seat sports cars. Mazda redesigned the fourth generation by making it shorter and lighter in a bid to capture the driving dynamics of the original car.


2016 Chevrolet Malibu 0017 Weekly Recap: Genevas splendor reflects growing demand for ultra luxury carsRedesigned Chevy Malibu set for New York debut

Chevrolet has redesigned the Malibu again, and the 2016 model will debut in a few weeks at the New York Auto Show. Chevy teased the sedan this week in a dark image, but served up some juicy details. The ‘Bu will use a new platform that makes greater use of high-strength steel and helps the car shed 300 pounds compared with today’s model. It also rides on a longer wheelbase that improves cabin space, Chevy said.

Though we can’t tell from this teaser, General Motors vice president of design Ed Welburn said the new Malibu will make a design statement with a stretched roofline, sculpted sides and shorter overhangs front and rear. “These cues help Malibu appear more dynamic and sophisticated,” he said in a news release.

The Malibu has been a problem child for Chevrolet the last few years. The 2013 resigned fell flat. Chevy rushed in another major update for 2014, and though it was received better, it still hasn’t generated much buzz. Sales have dropped 11.7 percent through February this year, and they fell six percent in 2014.


2015 gmc yukon denali 2 17 Weekly Recap: Genevas splendor reflects growing demand for ultra luxury carsGMC poised to expand product line

GMC is set to expand its product line and its advertising punch, sales and marketing vice president Duncan Aldred confirmed this week. The brand is getting considerable investment from General Motors to fund the expansion, similar to the influx Cadillac is receiving for its growth plans. GMC’s advertising alone will increase 50 percent in 2015, and it’s launching a new campaign called Precision. Aldred said GMC is considering adding small and midsize SUVs to round out its portfolio and allow it to reach more customers. He declined to confirm whether or not a Jeep Wrangler-fighter is in the works.


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Weekly Recap: Geneva’s splendor reflects growing demand for ultra-luxury cars

Carmakers are moving quickly to capitalize with new products, expanding their portfolios with low-volume speedsters like the 800-hp V12 Vulcan at Geneva, and plans to enter new segments, like Rolls-Royce’s strategy to make an SUV.

“Ultra-premium carmakers are looking to explore ways of growing their product offerings, and thus their bottom lines, in this most potentially profitable of segments,” Urquhart wrote in a report on the Geneva show.

In a nutshell, there are more choices for people with more money. It’s a good time to have expensive taste.


Other News & Notes

Miata4 Weekly Recap: Genevas splendor reflects growing demand for ultra luxury cars2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production launches

It won’t be long now. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives later this year, and it’s officially in production. Mazda announced this week that the roadster began rolling off the assembly line at its Ujina factory in Hiroshima, Japan. Sales are scheduled to begin in Japan “around June,” and then Miatas will begin making their way to the US market later in the summer.

Mazda has sold more than 950,000 Miatas around the world since 1989, which is a Guinness World Record for two-seat sports cars. Mazda redesigned the fourth generation by making it shorter and lighter in a bid to capture the driving dynamics of the original car.


2016 Chevrolet Malibu 0014 Weekly Recap: Genevas splendor reflects growing demand for ultra luxury carsRedesigned Chevy Malibu set for New York debut

Chevrolet has redesigned the Malibu again, and the 2016 model will debut in a few weeks at the New York Auto Show. Chevy teased the sedan this week in a dark image, but served up some juicy details. The ‘Bu will use a new platform that makes greater use of high-strength steel and helps the car shed 300 pounds compared with today’s model. It also rides on a longer wheelbase that improves cabin space, Chevy said.

Though we can’t tell from this teaser, General Motors vice president of design Ed Welburn said the new Malibu will make a design statement with a stretched roofline, sculpted sides and shorter overhangs front and rear. “These cues help Malibu appear more dynamic and sophisticated,” he said in a news release.

The Malibu has been a problem child for Chevrolet the last few years. The 2013 resigned fell flat. Chevy rushed in another major update for 2014, and though it was received better, it still hasn’t generated much buzz. Sales have dropped 11.7 percent through February this year, and they fell six percent in 2014.


2015 gmc yukon denali 2 14 Weekly Recap: Genevas splendor reflects growing demand for ultra luxury carsGMC poised to expand product line

GMC is set to expand its product line and its advertising punch, sales and marketing vice president Duncan Aldred confirmed this week. The brand is getting considerable investment from General Motors to fund the expansion, similar to the influx Cadillac is receiving for its growth plans. GMC’s advertising alone will increase 50 percent in 2015, and it’s launching a new campaign called Precision. Aldred said GMC is considering adding small and midsize SUVs to round out its portfolio and allow it to reach more customers. He declined to confirm whether or not a Jeep Wrangler-fighter is in the works.


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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a British Racing Green dream [w/video]

EXP 10 SPEED 6 – A VISION OF BENTLEY DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
MAR 2, 2015

Concept for sector-defining two-seater sportscar
Futuristic Bentley design, a statement in modern British luxury
Potential future model line

(Crewe / Geneva, 2nd March 2015) Bentley Motors is showing the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance two seater sportscar using modern automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology.

From the racing success of the company’s early years to the international motorsport success of today, ‘speed’ is part of Bentley’s DNA. This inspiration is expressed throughout the EXP 10 Speed 6, where iconic Bentley design cues are fused with progressive craftsmanship techniques and modern technologies.

Copper elements are used as accents to both exterior and interior features to highlight the performance hybrid potential of the concept’s advanced new powertrain. Performance goals including top speed are set to challenge competitors and define a new segment benchmark.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, comments:

“EXP 10 Speed 6 is one vision for Bentley’s future – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept. The showcar has the potential to be the new pinnacle luxury two-seat sports car. It offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance, complete with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness.

It could be a future model line, alongside the Continental GT and redefining the pinnacle of another market sector, and the styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family. This is not just a new sports car concept – but the potential Bentley sports car – a bold vision for a brand with a bold future.”

Contemporary Design, Yet Unmistakably Bentley

The exterior design of EXP 10 Speed 6 is an expression of muscular, athletic surfaces inspired by the aerodynamic shapes of aircraft fuselages and wings. The ethos of the design was to develop contemporary interpretations of Bentley styling cues, which have been brought together with beauty and precision. The result is a coupe of clean, modern surfaces whilst remaining unmistakably Bentley.

Creating exciting contemporary ideas from classic starting points is evident across the car, from the new interpretation of the iconic Bentley matrix grille and four-round headlamps to the paint colour – a deeper, richer and heavily metallic version of British Racing Green. The principles of established Bentley luxury have been applied in new and invigorating ways that use the latest technologies and techniques.

The shapes and lines of EXP 10 Speed 6 represent a dynamic sculpture, creating harmony between sharp lines and flowing surfaces and using twisted surfaces to imply speed. Combined with muscular proportions and an athletic stance through the use of a short front overhang, long bonnet, low grille and wide rear shape with a long C-post, the exterior styling hints at high speed potential of the car.

Every exterior material and each individual detail is designed to modern Bentley style. Cutting-edge 3D metal printing technology has allowed the grille mesh, exhausts, door handles and side vents to be delivered with micro-scale design detail precision. The iconic Bentley mesh grille, for example, is no longer a flat plane of latticework but includes varying depth with a complex 3D geometry only visible when viewed at an angle. Bentley’s renowned quilted leather has inspired three dimensional texture to the precision glass of the headlamps.

These exterior elements come together to present a Bentley for the next generation – lean, toned and exquisitely precise, designed around new evolutions of the design elements that unite all Bentleys – past, present and future.

Bentley’s Most Performance-Orientated Luxury Cabin

The inspiration for the interior comes from the continuous line that runs around the cabin, driving through the console and into two symmetrical wings before flowing into the door and looping back into the console armrest. Two elegant quilted sports seats are positioned either side of the narrow centre console which houses exquisite driver controls and a highly intuitive 12″ touch screen. These features combine futuristic technology seamlessly with progressive Bentley craftsmanship.

Each detail has taken core Bentley interior DNA principles and moved them forwards. For example, the classic and purposeful Bentley knurled surface is a feature throughout the controls of the car, but now created using steel and copper together to create a two-metal 3D texture.

Continuing the fusion of traditional materials and contemporary design statements, the doors of EXP 10 Speed 6 feature 3D quilting, milled directly in to solid straight-grain cherry wood. Each resulting diamond is finished with a copper centre.

The centre console integrates digital information with tactile controls via a curved touch screen housed in an aluminium frame. The fascia instruments deploy from a flat position into the drivers view as the car is started using the floating “B” button integrated in to a non-symmetrical gear lever finished in aluminium, copper and cherry wood. A mechanical rev counter and digital display combine to provide the perfect balance of modern driver information and analogue beauty.

The rear interior space is divided into two compartments designed to house a specifically designed four-piece luggage set. Like the rest of the interior, the rear has been trimmed by the master craftsmen at Bentley in the highest quality Poltrona Frau leather.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is our first, maybe best, 2015 Geneva surprise [w/video]

EXP 10 SPEED 6 – A VISION OF BENTLEY DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
MAR 2, 2015

Concept for sector-defining two-seater sportscar
Futuristic Bentley design, a statement in modern British luxury
Potential future model line

(Crewe / Geneva, 2nd March 2015) Bentley Motors is showing the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance two seater sportscar using modern automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology.

From the racing success of the company’s early years to the international motorsport success of today, ‘speed’ is part of Bentley’s DNA. This inspiration is expressed throughout the EXP 10 Speed 6, where iconic Bentley design cues are fused with progressive craftsmanship techniques and modern technologies.

Copper elements are used as accents to both exterior and interior features to highlight the performance hybrid potential of the concept’s advanced new powertrain. Performance goals including top speed are set to challenge competitors and define a new segment benchmark.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, comments:

“EXP 10 Speed 6 is one vision for Bentley’s future – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept. The showcar has the potential to be the new pinnacle luxury two-seat sports car. It offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance, complete with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness.

It could be a future model line, alongside the Continental GT and redefining the pinnacle of another market sector, and the styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family. This is not just a new sports car concept – but the potential Bentley sports car – a bold vision for a brand with a bold future.”

Contemporary Design, Yet Unmistakably Bentley

The exterior design of EXP 10 Speed 6 is an expression of muscular, athletic surfaces inspired by the aerodynamic shapes of aircraft fuselages and wings. The ethos of the design was to develop contemporary interpretations of Bentley styling cues, which have been brought together with beauty and precision. The result is a coupe of clean, modern surfaces whilst remaining unmistakably Bentley.

Creating exciting contemporary ideas from classic starting points is evident across the car, from the new interpretation of the iconic Bentley matrix grille and four-round headlamps to the paint colour – a deeper, richer and heavily metallic version of British Racing Green. The principles of established Bentley luxury have been applied in new and invigorating ways that use the latest technologies and techniques.

The shapes and lines of EXP 10 Speed 6 represent a dynamic sculpture, creating harmony between sharp lines and flowing surfaces and using twisted surfaces to imply speed. Combined with muscular proportions and an athletic stance through the use of a short front overhang, long bonnet, low grille and wide rear shape with a long C-post, the exterior styling hints at high speed potential of the car.

Every exterior material and each individual detail is designed to modern Bentley style. Cutting-edge 3D metal printing technology has allowed the grille mesh, exhausts, door handles and side vents to be delivered with micro-scale design detail precision. The iconic Bentley mesh grille, for example, is no longer a flat plane of latticework but includes varying depth with a complex 3D geometry only visible when viewed at an angle. Bentley’s renowned quilted leather has inspired three dimensional texture to the precision glass of the headlamps.

These exterior elements come together to present a Bentley for the next generation – lean, toned and exquisitely precise, designed around new evolutions of the design elements that unite all Bentleys – past, present and future.

Bentley’s Most Performance-Orientated Luxury Cabin

The inspiration for the interior comes from the continuous line that runs around the cabin, driving through the console and into two symmetrical wings before flowing into the door and looping back into the console armrest. Two elegant quilted sports seats are positioned either side of the narrow centre console which houses exquisite driver controls and a highly intuitive 12″ touch screen. These features combine futuristic technology seamlessly with progressive Bentley craftsmanship.

Each detail has taken core Bentley interior DNA principles and moved them forwards. For example, the classic and purposeful Bentley knurled surface is a feature throughout the controls of the car, but now created using steel and copper together to create a two-metal 3D texture.

Continuing the fusion of traditional materials and contemporary design statements, the doors of EXP 10 Speed 6 feature 3D quilting, milled directly in to solid straight-grain cherry wood. Each resulting diamond is finished with a copper centre.

The centre console integrates digital information with tactile controls via a curved touch screen housed in an aluminium frame. The fascia instruments deploy from a flat position into the drivers view as the car is started using the floating “B” button integrated in to a non-symmetrical gear lever finished in aluminium, copper and cherry wood. A mechanical rev counter and digital display combine to provide the perfect balance of modern driver information and analogue beauty.

The rear interior space is divided into two compartments designed to house a specifically designed four-piece luggage set. Like the rest of the interior, the rear has been trimmed by the master craftsmen at Bentley in the highest quality Poltrona Frau leather.

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