Bentley has introduced its first SUV, the Bentayga, at 2015 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The premium marque model is expected to go on sale in 2016 for wealthy buyers, claiming to be the top-exclusive (and top expensive) SUV at the target market. The price tag will start at $230, 000 or £160, 000.
Quite strange and unordinary name to take, the Bentayga bridges the gap between subtropical Grand Canary Islands’ refined chic and Northern “Taiga” subarctic forests’ power and hardness, combining the highest luxury and tackling any rough terrains effortlessly as well as the amazing performance.
Bentley’s flagship model can proudly be described as the high-speedest, the most sophisticated and even top-notch SUV ever, said the automotive maker. The production model will be featured with the powerful all-new 6-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. This mighty monster will start the race from 0-60mph in just 4.0 seconds with 900NM of torque and 600hp, so it can rapidly demonstrate the top speed of 187mph. Being a first such type of the flashy SUV, the Bentley version is expected to feature a diesel engine but not sooner than late 2016.
In terms of Bentayga’s driving ability, no one vehicle before offered such performance. To provide exceptional handling, flawless cabin stability and ultimate convenience for its occupants, Bentley team developed eight driving modes: it comes to Sport, Comfort, Custom and Bentley (combining Sport and Comfort) as well as four off-road modes for rough terrains. There are such arrangements as Dirt & Gravel, Mud & Trail, Snow & Grass and Sand Dunes modes available so the Bentayga can go through paces on any surface practically, even when it comes to the most severe driving conditions. Go Anywhere – it’s so Bentley!
The performance is noteworthy; one can notice the Bentley shares its platform with the class rivals. The VW provides the same for all-new Audi Q7 and the next-gen Porsche Cayenne (take just a closer look to the Bentayga’s profile at all and you clearly witness this fact). However, if compared to the abovementioned competitors, the Bentayga is rather wider and bigger. The Bentley’s brainchild is 2223mm wide, 5141mm long and 1742 high.
Bentley describes the Bentayga as the ritziest, refined and top-knotch SUV in the automotive history. Let us get this fact clear why stepping inside the model. Handcrafted soft leathered interior with polished wooden and metal decorative parts, the classical Bentley dashboard and gear knob design as well as the perfectly finished refined surfaces – all these details create the impression of the most sophisticated and upscaled automotive interior design ever. The SUV sets four- and five-seat configuration, with stitched smooth leather and quilted diamond-shaped spacious seats. Front seats can be adjusted in 22 different ways, rear seats can be adjusted in 18 ways accordingly including the footrests, rather uncommon ventilation and even the massage functions with six modes available. The rear seats' passengers can enjoy 10-inch Android tablet with Wi-Fi onboard there. LED daytime lights, an 8-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, panoramic glass roof, high-precise watch mechanisms and hands-free tailgate should not also go unmentioned in this luxurious and exceptional model. Bentley; it goes without saying.