Spurred On.

By Mark Andrews

Silkroad – Cathay Dragon Airlines. February 2014

Bentley’s new Flying Spur is squarely aimed at China

It may be German owned, and still considered the most British of marques, but when it came to Bentley’s development of the new Flying Spur, Chinese preferences weighed heavily. Greater China is already Bentley’s second-largest market and the previous generation Flying Spur accounted for 55 percent of global sales – a figure expected to rise to 60 percent with the new model.

Along with dropping “Continental” from the name, the design has switched to a car that is more like a limousine. The Flying Spur has a more sculpted appearance than its predecessor. Of course, the interior is sumptuous, swathed in leather and wood, while a choice of 12 coloured leathers and two veneers is standard.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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