Continental expects "strong" profit and sales in the fourth quarter as carmakers' accelerating embrace of electric and self-driving technologies boost orders at the company's core automotive business.
Wolfgang Durheimer will step down as CEO of Bentley effective February 1 and be succeeded by Adrian Hallmark, former global strategy director at Jaguar Land Rover. Bentley's heads of engineering, sales and marketing, and human resources are also stepping down in a major overhaul.
Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is planning to step down and will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at British rival Jaguar Land Rover, a German magazine reported Friday.
Bentley is vesting its third-generation Continental GT with a host of technology and performance upgrades to keep what has been its most critical nameplate from being overshadowed by the Bentayga utility vehicle.
Faulty fuel pump parts that have spurred recalls of more than 450,000 SUVs by Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi brands were supplied to 13 other automakers and suppliers, supplier Continental told American regulators.
The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E class and Toyota Avalon earned top honors among six large cars tested for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Tesla Model S fell short in some tests.