This new Bentley Bentayga 2016 is said to be produced in its firm’s factory in Crewe, Cheshire, England. The Bentley EXP 9 F was previewed in the 2012 Geneva motor show but it was said to have some changes in terms of design due to customers feedback.
“Bentayga” is a name that reflects what we know our SUV will do better than any other car in the world – combine the best automotive luxury with outstanding performance to take the Bentley experience to new environments,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley Company Chairman and CEO. The name itself embodies how the product could tackle harsh terrains. The name itself is a combination of the word ‘Taiga’ – which is the largest snow forest around the Northern Hemisphere- and Roque Bentayga, a rugged peak in the Canary Islands.
The Bentayga SUV was caught testing around the Nuremberg ring in late 2014 and seen to have a 6.0-litre W12 engine from the Continental GT, and expected to have a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8. In comparison with the Bentley SUV EXP 9 F, the Bentayga still remain intact but some slight changes are made, like crafting Continental GT into the front end. Some other changes might be like bulbous cladding over the front and rear wheel arches in order to hide its curvy style.
The Bentayga is not only Bentley’s very first SUV product, but also its first product to feature a petrol-electric power train engine. “We will have a plug-in power-train, but it needs to be more than the existing systems – with more power, more torque,” Schreiber confirmed. He also confirmed that this upcoming SUV would be using similar technology to that already found in the Porsche Panamera Hybrid and soon to find its way onto the Porsche Cayenne.
Pricings and Release Date
The upcoming SUV will be coming on sale in 2016. Schreiber also said that The Bentayga will start at around £140,000 but prices are likely to rise to £200,000 for range-topping models..