Is There Room in the World for a Bentley Bentayga Pickup?
Dear Lord, I hope notby Kirby Garlitos, on
The days of automakers touting their purist roots are now over. The was a time when companies like Bentley and Lamborghini laughed at the thought of launching their own SUVs. Now, the Bentayga and Urus are out on the market. The shift in ideologies has given rise to models that we never thought would exist. Using that newfound rationale, what do you think is the likelihood that Bentley greenlights its own pickup?
Can you imagine a Bentley Bentayga pickup that’s dripping in luxury in an off-road setting, getting down and dirty with little regard for vanity the way pickups are supposed to do?
There are bridges that certain companies should not, under any circumstances, cross. For Bentley, this is one of them. I can’t even begin to imagine how Bentley can package a pickup and still give it the luxury juices that the company is known for. It’s one thing to do it on an SUV because the market has embraced it. But a pickup? That’s going too far, right?
I will cop to one thing: the rendering of the Bentayga pickup looks spot on. If I had to picture what a Bentayga pickup would look like, it would be like this. But, even if the allure is there, even if the intrigue and the interest are there, I cannot find any justification for Bentley to make this move unless somebody within the company loses his mind.
Can you imagine a Bentley Bentayga pickup that’s dripping in luxury in an off-road setting, getting down and dirty with little regard for vanity the way pickups are supposed to do? It’s a thought that has entered my mind for a fleeting second. Then it disappears just as quickly because it’s absolutely bat-dung crazy. Who knows, somebody from the aftermarket world might think it’s a good idea and will decide to chop up a Bentayga in an effort to reinvent it as a pickup. I’d be onboard with that because the tuning world builds these kinds of crazy mashups all the time.
But Bentley? Forget about it. I’d bet my dilapidated Honda Civic that it never happens.
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