Described as the fastest, most powerful and luxurious SUV ever, the Bentley Bentayga has finally been introduced to the world. With a front fascia reminiscent of the Continental GT and Flying Spur, the sleek crossover features LED headlights, a front skid plate, B-shaped front fender vents and muscular rear haunches.
Also worth mentioning are the aluminum roof rails, a slightly awkward rear end and 20- to 22-inch alloys. The exterior design isn’t really meant for everyone: you either love it or hate it, right away. Inside the cabin, however, there’s a different story. With a familiar split cockpit design, premium leather upholstery and a choice of seven different veneers, I doubt anyone will deny feeling spoiled by this beauty.
The driver will also enjoy metallic accents, an infotainment system with an eight-inch display and 22-way adjustable front seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions. Bentley also added a panoramic glass roof to the luxurious mix, with an interesting feature being that if sun is too bright, the entire glass surface can be obscured via an electric full-length roller blind. Pretty cool, right?
It seems that Bentley will also offer a four-seat variant of the SUV, featuring two individual adjustable rear seats, with heating, ventilation and massage functions. Separated by a small center console, which has cup holders, storage compartments and USB charging ports, these seats seem like the best ones in the house.
Customers may also choose from a wide list of options, such as a 1950 watt Naim for Bentley Premium Audio system and stylish 10.2 inch Android Bentley Entertainment Tablets. The luxurious SUV is powered by a massive twin-turbo 6.0L W12 engine, good for around 600 hp and 900 Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system.
Don’t be fooled by its large size or comfortable accommodations, as the Bentley Bentayga will do 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds flat towards a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h). First deliveries are scheduled for early 2016, although we’ve no clues on pricing just yet.