Luxury carmaker Bentley has shown off its updated Bentayga SUV, which is the first vehicle launched under its Beyond100 business plan. Here's all you need to know about it.
Despite being priced highly, Bentley has sold more than 20 000 units since the car's launch in 2015. Impressively, 45% of Bentley's sales in 2019 were just Bentaygas showing how much demand there was for a high-end luxury SUV.
Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, comments: "From its moment of launch nearly five years ago, the Bentayga has been the very definition of the luxury SUV. Like the Continental GT, the Bentayga created an entirely new part of the market, and since we set the benchmark many others have joined the sector, but no other car can offer a breadth of ability to rival the Bentley Bentayga. With the new Bentayga, we're repositioning the pinnacle of the luxury SUV segment to be even higher, even further away from the competition. We've listened to our customers and made improvements to the areas most important to them, and the new Bentayga is a thoroughly modern and beautiful extension of the original car's abilities and achievements."
The looks have changed considerably and with elements clearly inspired by the 3rd generation Continental GT and all-new Flying Spur, the new Bentley Bentayga is unmistakable. The front gains LED Matrix headlamps, new-look grille while the rear gains new taillamps, repositioned licence plate and new-look performance exhaust tips. There's also an increase of 20mm to the rear track and there are new wheel designs. Inside, there's a new fascia, steering wheel, door trims, as well as new seats.
A new infotainment system has been installed and this features a 10.9-inch display. The car gains an all-new digital display too, plus there's wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Rear passengers get more legroom (depending on the configuration) as well as a new, larger touchscreen remote control tablet.
Under the bonnet is the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 404 kW and 770 Nm, with a plug-in hybrid and W12-powered Speed versions to be revealed before the year is out. The V8-powered Bentayga is good for a 0-100 kph in a claimed 4.4 seconds and boasts a top speed of 290 kph.
These new taillights look like they're straight from the Continental GT.