THE Bentley Bentayga. It’s been described as the luxuriously exclusive, go anywhere, do anything SUV, and in 2020 it will step up its offering with multiple configurations, and a trio of engines, including the first luxury plug-in hybrid.
Available in V8 and Speed variants, the 2020 Bentayga can be had in either four or seven seat configurations, while the hybrid will be offered in four seat only. In this configuration, it provides an enhanced space for relaxation, entertainment or work on the move.
The flexible seating options make the all-terrain Bentayga the most practical luxury car Bentley has ever built. Big enough to carry a family of seven, it also has the ability to swallow up a boot load of luggage when required.
Choosing the four seat configuration means the Bentayga can also double as a luxury limousine, and the variety of seat options further extends the big Bentley’s ultimate luxury experience, offering different ways to enjoy familiar journeys on the road.
It also provides the two back seat passengers with most of the same impressive luxury seating features as those enjoyed in the front, including 12-way electrical adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage functions.
The cabin includes a centre console between the two rear seats that provides additional storage, USB charging sockets and a beautifully trimmed and quilted backboard to separate the cabin from the boot area.
The spacious twin rear configuration also offers a further choice of individual options, such as Bentley rear entertainment, Bluetooth headphones, fold-down picnic tables and individual, mulliner-console drinks coolers.
The practical and luxurious seven seat format provides maximum versatility for carrying extra passengers. The third row of seats can be folded away electronically at the push of a button, to provide maximum luggage capacity.
Likewise, the middle row folds, albeit manually, for ease of access.
Beautifully handcrafted, the exclusive cabin employs the most exquisite materials, from rare wood veneers and high gloss carbon fibre to the finest, hand stitched leather trim. This unparalleled attention to detail is found right across the Bentayga range.
The ‘green’ hybrid variant will be the luxury SUV sector’s first plug-in hybrid and Bentley’s most efficient model ever. It combines a new, highly efficient 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with a state of the art electric motor.
Technologically advanced, it is also the company’s first step towards electrification. The Bentayga Speed is the world’s fastest production SUV, with a powerful 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine producing 467kW and a top speed of 306km/h.
Like the Bentayga hybrid, the Speed is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain. Sitting at the core of the Bentayga range, is the final engine in the suite, the V8 4.0-litre, twin turbocharged petrol engine which develops 404kW and 770 Nm of torque.
Local delivery dates and pricing are yet to be announced for the 2020 Bentley Bentayga.