A long wait is finally over, after a lot of rumors we can now say that Bentley’s first ever SUV is almost ready to hit the markets and it will be named Bentayga. Bentley has confirmed this info and explained the reason they gave their car this name. They gave name to this car inspired by Roque Bentayga which is a mountain peak on Gran Canaria in the Atlantic Ocean. There were a lot of rumors about the possible name but in the end probably very few expected this one. This car is now in latest developing phase and they are now conducting test to see how this car will behave on the road. Spy photos were taken and even though camouflaged we were able to notice some details about this model and with this and teaser images we can have a clear picture what this car looks like. This model will be produced in company’s factory in Crewe, Cheshire and it will share platform with Audi Q7.
2016 Bentley Bentayga Engine and Specs
Bentley chairman Wolfgang Dürheimer said to Autocar that this model will come with plug-in hybrid, V8 and W12 engines. He also said that this SUV is in its final testing phases and that launch will be very soon. During tests, this car was seen camouflaged in Nurburginrg and this test mule featured 6.0 liter W12 engine from Continental GT, but there is also 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine expected for this ultra luxury SUV. This company has set up a high bar regarding the top speed which is said to be around 200 mph.
Even though there are no official pictures and info, we can see a lot of details from teaser photos and test mules. They show us that side vents will have the shape of flying B which is Bentley’s classic shape. Another thing we were able to see is that this car’s front end is inspired by 4×4 Flying Spur. Headlights will be made from two parts and the grille seems to be a bit bigger and this makes this car’s look more appealing and striking. This car will be wide around 2 meters and final design is said to be aerodynamically optimized to provide high stability at very high speed.
2016 Bentley Bentayga Release date and Price
This car is said to be released in 2016. The CEO confirmed this but he didn’t quite say when we can expect this car in 2016. However, we expect that this car will be shown on some of the Motor Shows towards the end of this year and that it will hit the markets after that in beginning of 2016. Its price tag will be around £130,000-140.000 which is around $200.000. Main market for this car won’t be Europe. It will be sold there but it is expected that Bentley’s focus will be on USA, Russia and fast growing Asian markets where this type of car is widely used.