Bentley Motors is all set to launch its first SUV, the Bentayga in India on April 22, 2016. The Bentayga is based on the MLB platform that also underpins the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. Tagged as the most powerful and the fastest SUV in the world, the Bentley Bentayga will primarily compete with the Land Rover Range Rover in India.
Designed at the company's Crewe facility in UK, the Bentley Bentayga borrows design cues from the 2012 EXP-9F concept. The front is reminiscent of Bentley's portfolio models with four, circular LED headlamps paired with a large matrix grille. When seen from the side, the muscular profile and the raised ground clearance make it look distinct. Even though the Bentayga is an SUV, there are no unwantedlines on it. They look purposeful and endow the SUV with a butch stance.
Bentley claims that the Bentayga comes with the world's finest automotive cabin. As seen from the images, the interior of the Bentayga is swathed in luxurious materials, similar to the Continental. The Bentayga gets improved front passenger space. Needless to say, the Bentayga will come with a plethora of comfort settings and optional features. Also, the combination of analog and digital display along with touch screen on the central panel looks neat.
Under the hood, the Bentley Bentayga is powered by an all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 motor that puts out 608PS of power at 5,000-6,000rpm and generates a massive 900Nm of torque at 1,350-4,500rpm. Mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, the Bentayga sprints from 0-100kmph in a claimed 4.1 seconds and reach a max speed of 301kmph.