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 Crewe-based car manufacturer is exploring ways to tap into a growing market for secure vehicles in emerging economies where the threat of kidnap and assassination is constant.
Jan-Henrik Lafrentz, Bentley’s finance chief, said there was demand in Latin America in particular. “We are growing in more and more markets there. For these markets, security is an issue. We are looking at the business case of doing armoured cars.
“There is also demand from Russia and the Middle East. We cannot do this for just one country. There are other countries where there is need for this.”