As part of the restructuring of the Volkswagen Group brands, Audi could take control of Bentley, this with the aim of improving profitability.
While 2019 was a fruitful year for Bentley, in 2020 things are not going so well due to the consequences of the pandemic and Brexit.
According to Automobilwoche, a German publication focused on automotive information, through this move, Audi would take over Bentley’s technological and financial activities, once the latter becomes a subsidiary from 2021.
To this day, all Bentley operations are overseen by Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche, while Audi is in control of Lamborghini and Ducati.
From now on it is also mentioned that Audi’s control over Bentley could bring the development of a smaller SUV, as well as the conversion of the Continental GT and Flying Spur to electric vehicles, using the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform developed between Audi and Porsche.