September 6, 2005

Bentley gears up for new flagship convertible

Crewe, England – Bentley Motors has announced it will build the four-seater Azure convertible at its home facility in Crewe, Cheshire, as the plant continues to adopt a more flexible approach to manufacturing. The new model will join the Bentley lineup next spring and will become the company’s flagship car.

The Azure was first shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January, when it was called the Arnage Drophead Coupe. In April, the company confirmed it would build the car, and announced the new name at Pebble Beach, California last month. The production version of the car will be unveiled next week at the International Auto Show in Frankfurt. Most of the total anticipated production of a few hundred units is largely pre-ordered already.

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