Bentley reaches the summit with its extraordinary SUV
BENTLEY’S FIRST SUV, THE BRILLIANT BENTAYGA, BRINGS TOGETHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND UNPARALLELED LEVELS OF LUXURY ON- AND OFF-ROAD.
If you believe in surrounding yourself with all things beautiful, you will certainly not be disappointed with the Bentayga. Bentley’s experts have selected the finest features and most opulent options available, so you can enjoy the pinnacle of perfection and crown of craftsmanship from the world’s finest coachbuilder. The Bentley Bentayga is named after two mind-blowing natural landscapes in the world – the rugged Roque Bentayga mountain peak in the Canary Islands; and the taiga, or snow forest, that stretches across the top of the Northern Hemisphere.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, England, there is no mistaking that the Bentayga’s styling is purely Bentley. It combines unparalleled luxury with sporting ability, off-road performance and everyday practicality. The sleek exterior of the car is superbly sculptural, combining a muscular sportiness with flowing lines. Although it is a “working” vehicle as such, it sacrifices nothing to mere function, but elevates it with dashing details like the four floating all-LED headlamps and large matrix grille. The trademark Bentley features are all present but enhanced, such as, in the rear, the new “B”-shaped illumination graphic, which is instantly recognisable. The Bentayga comes standard with an eye-popping panoramic glass roof making up almost 60 per cent of the total roof surface. And yes, Bentley has thought of everything, as the whole glass area can be obscured with an electric, full-length roller blind when the sun sizzles.
Inside, the Bentley Bentayga boasts one of the world’s finest automotive cabins, with beautifully handcrafted genuine wood and real leather finishes throughout, the epitome of British luxury and tradition. Its “Bentleyness” is evident in every nook and cranny, down to the fact that the hand stitching on the steering wheel takes six hours alone. The dashboard takes the iconic Bentley “wing” design as its inspiration and sweeps gracefully from door to door, making the centre console the ultimate statement of cabin design. The sumptuous seats that feature 22-way adjustment plus massage and seatheating functions provide a level of comfort and luxury usually found only in five star hotels. When it comes to on-board connectivity equipment, you will be captivated by the Bentayga’s all-new, cutting-edge eightinch touchscreen infotainment system with class-leading navigation technology and blissed out by the state-of-the-art Bentley Audio system, plus back-seat passengers are spoilt rotten with the Bentley Entertainment Tablet.
The Bentayga is unlike any other sport utility vehicle on the market right now. This powerful, all-terrain, all-purpose luxury car offers an exceptional driving experience in every way, plus it is also the fastest SUV ever built. Its top speed is 301 km/h and it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in a blistering 4,1 seconds. Despite its patrician looks and high-class lineage, the Bentayga is fully capable of being OTT. The 6,0-litre W12 engine growls out a hugely impressive 447 kW at 6 000 r/min. Now that’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping nicely. As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga has multi-mode air suspension for tackling any and every road surface. Suffice to say, this SUV on steroids has all the safety and assistance systems you could ask for, including Hill Descent Control that makes traversing declines on off-road obstacles a doddle. Its outstanding body control is the result of Bentley Dynamic Ride, the world’s first electric active anti-roll technology that ensures exceptional handling, superior ride comfort and class-leading safety. This Bentley is meant to get its wheels dirty so there are, of course, additional vehicle settings for off-roading.
The Bentayga redefines the art of bespoke luxury in every way and you can tailor your version of the car to suit your individual likes and needs. There are different lifestyle-oriented specification packages and endless accessories offered, so you can customise your Bentayga to a T. The combination of form and function in equal measure with exquisite attention to detail, a slew of motor-industry firsts, incredible engineering, potent performance and a choice of unique options elevate Bentley’s Bentayga SUV to the top of pinnacle standards. Enjoy the climb!