British luxury car maker, Bentley, launched the grand tourer Mulsanne in India last week. Priced at Rs 2.90 crore, the handcrafted car will come with a 6.7-litre V8 twin-turbo charged petrol engine, and will be customised according to the owner’s requirements. It was unveiled at the British High Commissioner Richard Stagg’s residence in Delhi. Deliveries of the car will start in October this year. Bentley Regional Director (Middle East, Africa and India) Chris Buxton told mediapersons that the global production of the Mulsanne would begin in the second half of 2010. The company will produce a total of 600 units of the car for the global market. Mr Buxton added that the new Mulsanne would be entirely different from its earliest version, which was being sold between 1980 and 1992.
Bentley Motors currently sells 25-50 units in India every year, which is about 2 percent of its total sales. In the future, however, the company expects to sell a much larger number of its cars here, It will also launch the GTC Supersport convertible in India by September 2010. The GTC Supersport was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this year.