Bentley has unveiled the Azure and the Continental GTC in India.
cars are manufactured at the UK plant, and are to be imported via the CBU (completely
built unit) route. They are priced at Rs3.8 crore for the Azure, and Rs2.1 crore
for the Continental GTC (ex-showroom - Delhi).
cars are currently available through Delhi-based Exclusive Motors Pvt Ltd, which
is the India partner of Bentley Motors.
to Ian Hession, regional sales manager, Bentley Middle East Africa & India,
"We come to India not by chance but with a plan and it''s the growing acceptance
among discerning Indian connoisseurs for such high-priced, super-luxury vehicles
that''s making us more confident about the market''s potential. We are positive
that this is the market of the future."
the Azure offers the ultimate glamour, sophistication and accommodation for adults
in supreme comfort, the Continental GTC is designed for customers looking to enjoy
the phenomenal performance, style and excitement of the Continental GT with the
additional benefits of classic open-top Bentley motoring.
The new Bentley
Azure, the flagship of the Bentley model range, is an elegant four-seater convertible
that provides a powerful and refined open-top driving experience while offering
a unique blend of classic Bentley design and craftsmanship.
The new Azure
is the latest in a long line of much-admired Bentley convertibles, its design
inspired by the 1955 Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupé and the original Azure
introduced in 1995. Like its iconic predecessor, the new Azure reaffirms company''s
status as the prime provider of four-seater convertibles at the very pinnacle
of the market.
The design of the new Azure is, first and foremost, unmistakably
Bentley. It shares its face with the current Arnage range and its platform ensures
it seats four adults in supreme comfort.
The entire cabin and rear section
of the car are newly designed, with a stunning tailored interiors; the objective
being to create an opulent and inviting seating area that reflects its status
as a car that is at home in Palm Springs or the Riviera. The complex folding roof
on the convertible is operated hydraulically at the touch of a switch: the impressive,
three-layer fabric assembly being elegantly stowed beneath the hide-trimmed tonneau
in under 30 seconds
twin-turbocharged V8 engine, double-wishbone suspension and extremely rigid body
structure of the Arnage provide a state-of-the-art basis for the new Azure. It
is powered by a 450bhp (336Kw) version of the Arnage''s 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged
intercooler V8 engine and produces 875Nm (645lb ft) of torque.
of the Continental GTC is its magnificent 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged, which
propels the car to 60mph in 4.8 seconds. The Continental GTC is true driver''s
car with immense power, superb handling and exceptional resultant performance,
with a top speed of 195mph (312km/h).
It develops maximum torque of 479
lb-ft (650Nm) at 1600rpm, translating to an immediate sensation of power as the
accelerator is touched. , the interior of the new Continental GTC provides an
unrivalled standard of craftsmanship, utilizing natural wood veneers and leather
hides of the finest quality, which are on full display when you lower the elegant,
electro-hydraulically operated soft-top roof.
"The Azure & the
Continental GTC are the most distinctive new Bentleys yet," explains Ian
Hession, regional sales manager, Bentley Middle East Africa and India. They are
very elegant and at the same time effortlessly modern. They will appeal to many
different customers: people who are tired of driving sports cars that require
too much effort; people who want to move up from more standard convertibles; and
people who want to make a statement about what they drive, yet still own a car
that they can use every day of the year.
to Satya Bagla, managing director, Exclusive Motors, the Azure offers the ultimate
glamour, sophistication and accommodation for adults in supreme comfort, while
the Continental GTC is designed for customers looking to experience phenomenal
performance, style and excitement of the Continental GT with the added benefits
of classic open-top Bentley motoring.
further, Ian Hession says, "They are very elegant and at the same time effortlessly
modern. They will appeal to different customers: people who are tired of driving
sports cars that require too much effort; people who want to move up from more
standard convertibles; and people who want to make a statement about what they
drive, yet still own a car that they can use every day of the year."
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