The head of Bentley has dropped a heavy hint the British firm will take the fight to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan with an “even more luxurious, even bigger” version of the Bentayga.

According to CarAdvice, Bentley president and CEO Adrian Hallmark suggested the Bentayga range would expand with its upcoming facelift.

“I could imagine a bigger one, I could imagine a smaller one, I could imagine a coupé-type one and I could definitely imagine a battery electric, but only when you get [better battery] range,” he said.

When quizzed about the “bigger” Bentayga, Hallmark said: “We’d love to make an even more luxurious, even bigger Bentayga. Watch this space”.

While the current Bentayga is 5 140 mm long with a 2995 mm wheelbase, the Cullinan measures 5 341 mm nose to tail, with 3 295 mm between its axles.