Rap stars and American footballers rejoice! Bentley has made an SUV just for you and revealed it at Geneva. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve nothing against great big blingy SUVs, but they have their place. Some cars should not be SUVs: Porsches (Cayenne) Minis (Countryman) and Bentleys. Bentleys should be elegant and stylish. I don’t want to see Darcey Bussell in overalls. Mind you, the ability to make money doesn’t generally go with exquisite taste. You just have to go to any celebrity car website to imagine dealers wishing they could pretend they were out as certain customers stroll up with a wallet groaning with cash. The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a favourite with rappers who can’t wait to fit wheels like dustbin lids. People tend to duck if a Cadillac Escalade with darkened windows crawls by in case of gunfire. The executives at Mercedes who killed off the Maybach were probably relieved to shake off some of the more embarrassing buyers on to Veyron. But the Hummer is gone and Bentley is not proud. It will probably sell like hot cakes.
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