The Galibier concept might reach production after all.Bugatti is looking into expanding its lineup with a second, more affordable model.
Company boss Wolfgang Dürheimer revealed that executives are currently evaluating four options. One of them is a large, ultra-luxurious sedan similar to the on-again, off-again Galibier concept (pictured) that was presented in 2009. The sedan would fight in the same segment as the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Bentley Mulsanne.
While Dürheimer wouldn't reveal what the other three options are, insiders say Bugatti is also toying with the idea of introducing a SUV, an electric model, and a smaller sports car. Either way, the second model will be a way to draw more buyers into showrooms, though Bugatti insists it will never chase all-out volume and remain exclusive.
Dürheimer openly admits that he's pushing for the sedan.
"I have some technological ideas for the next car, for the Galiber, that I was following up hard when I was at Bugatti the first time. I'm always walking around motor shows checking what the luxury field tells me. Not only in terms of luxury, but in technology," he said in an interview with Australian website Drive.
The shift marks a drastic -- and unexpected -- change for the French firm. About a year ago, Dürheimer affirmed that the Galibier had been axed once and for all, and that a SUV had been categorically ruled out.
Bugatti is expected to choose which project it will move forward with in the coming months.