All New Bentley Bentayga SUV 0

The new Bentley Bentayga SUV is the world’s first luxury SUV, but it can’t claim the title of world’s only luxury SUV for too long because Rolls-Royce is developing one, and so too is Lamborghini with the Urus.

All terrain drive

According to Bentley’s production line director the Bentayga “is a 21 century grand tourer. It will be a home in Kensington as much as in the Atacama Desert”. On rough tracks you wouldn’t think of tackling in a Bentley Flying Spur, The Bentley Bentayga SUV is smoother than most SUVs.

New Tech

Bentley-Bentayga-SUVBentley’s first SUV has a touch sensitive drive select mode and start engine button, located in the centre console. The general styling of it is based on the Bentley’s EXP 9 F concept from 2012, although the somewhat gaudy front-end design of the concept has been upgraded to something more stylish and sporty. Bentley designers have adopted four individual lights for the production SUV’s headlights as opposed to the two lights fitted to the concept, the circular lights visible under the pseudo-headlight stickers. It also has new feature tech such as a head-up display, digital instrument cluster, night vision mode, and a vehicle dynamic mode selector allowing the driver to pick the ideal vehicle setup depending on the situation. The Foundation of the Bentley Bentayga SUV is the same SUV version of the Volkswagen Group’s new MLB Evo platform that debuted in the 2016 Audi Q7.

Powerful Engine choices

In the power train department, expect the Bentayga to be offered with Bentley’s current V-8 as well as a new W-12 engine. The prototype is fitted with the W-12, as denoted by its oval exhaust tips (Bentley’s V-8 models get exhaust tips with a figure-eight design). The automaker has also confirmed that the Bentley Bentayga SUV will include a plug-in hybrid system will be offered, though it’s not clear yet what internal combustion engine the system will incorporate. We’ll most likely see the V-8 used although there’s the possibility Bentley may utilize a V-6 engine to help maximize efficiency. We could also see a new diesel option offered at some point. Bentley claims that Bentayga is capable of more than 543 break horse power and over 720 newton meters of torque which provide the car with its stunning performance.

The Cost

It seems that the bar has been set fairly high for the luxury SUV with prices starting at £140,000, but if you wish include all the available extras that price could easily soar to £200,000. But the Bentley Bentayga SUV isn’t set to go on sale until 2016, but early estimates are showing that between 25% and %50 of all Bentleys sold will be Bentayga’s after its release, with over 4,000 already being pre ordered.