Bentley’s first ever SUV has been unveiled in all its glory at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Previewed by the EXP 9 F Concept in Geneva, the Bentayga is described by Bentley as “the fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world”.
Under its huge, iconic bonnet is a new 12-cylinder W12 engine, which develops 600bhp and 900Nm of torque. The Bentayga will race from 0-60mph in four seconds and achieve a top speed of 187mph, rivalling the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in a straight sprint.
The SUV has eight driving modes to give it serious off-road capability, and an air suspension system offers four ride heights. To improve the handling and stability, Bentley Dynamic Ride quickens the steering response and counteracts body roll.
Bentley has also announced plans for diesel and hybrid models in the future, along with four, five and seven-seat versions. The design team has applied Bentley DNA to the interior, creating a timeless elegance. Sumptuous diamond quilted leather upholstery and cutting-edge technologies complete the cabin.
This could be the first of many high-end Bentley SUVs. Given the rapidly expanding market, it is ever more likely that drivers will have the chance to meet a ‘baby Bentayga’ at some point in the future. To register your interest in the Bentayga or browse the full range of new Bentley cars, please contact Lancaster Bentley in Sevenoaks or Colchester.