Bentley has announced that the company’s owner, the Bentley Group, will expire its lease with Ford in 2019, ending an agreement which dates back to 1997.
Bentley will be replacing the former Ford Focus.
The deal was a result of Bentley’s purchase of the Ford Focus brand, which was taken over by the US brand in 2019.
Bentley announced the news at the New York Auto Show, with its owners in attendance.
The Bentley Group has long been known for its luxury brands and has a long history of owning and developing premium vehicles.
The company will be the last of its parent company’s luxury brands to go into production in the UK.
Bentley Group’s board of directors will be chaired by David Atherton, who has been appointed as the new CEO of the company.
“The announcement of the end of our Ford Focus lease in 2019 was made to Bentley’s owners, in the interests of providing them with the best possible opportunity to keep their Focus as an option,” said Athertons predecessor, Andrew Walker.
We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, as we continue to support the brand with our ongoing investment and commitment to Bentley.” “
It is a great honour to have worked alongside Bentley for more than 20 years.
We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, as we continue to support the brand with our ongoing investment and commitment to Bentley.”
Bentley Group owns a vast portfolio of luxury brands, including the Bentley, Aston Martin, Range Rover, Audis, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
Bentley also has a strong presence in the sportscar and luxury segment.
It recently acquired the rights to build and develop the new Bentley E-Class SUV and Bentley’s own brand of luxury sports cars.
Ford said that the decision would be made on a case-by-case basis, and that it was too early to speculate about the reasons for the decision. “
There is a high expectation that we will continue to build on our strengths in the luxury segment as well as the luxury brand portfolio and we will work with the owners of the brand in the years ahead to ensure the best value and service for our owners.”
Ford said that the decision would be made on a case-by-case basis, and that it was too early to speculate about the reasons for the decision.
“Ford is aware of the situation, but we are not aware of any other announcements in relation to our Ford owners,” the company said in its statement.
“As the lease with Bentley expires in 2019 we will be assessing the options in relation.”