Bentley eyes armoured car market
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Bentley eyes armoured car market

Bentley eyes armoured car market

Bentley is considering the launch of an armour-plated car range, as customers in Latin America, the Middle East and Russia seek to travel in bulletproof comfort, the Guardian has reported. "For these markets, security is an issue. We are looking at the business case of doing armoured cars," said Jan-Henrik Lafrentz, Bentley's finance chief. The British luxury carmaker, which is owned by Volkswagen, does not make armoured vehicles at its Crewe factory and refuses to discuss whether it has made armoured models in the past. The company, which sold just under 4,000 vehicles in the first half of the year, up 32% year-on-year, aims to more than double car sales to 15,000 a year by 2015, boosted by new concepts such as the Bentley SUV unveiled this year at the Geneva motor show, said Lafrentz.

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