British manufacturer has today took the wraps of off its first SUV, the
Bentayga. With an all-new W12 powertrain, the Bentayga is the fastest, most
powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world.
The Bentley Bentayga boasts "the world's finest automotive cabin", according to the manufacturer. The detailing in metal, wood and leather - including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim - is a showcase of British luxury.
The development program for the Bentayga has been the most exhaustive in the Bentley brand's history, ranging across five continents. The Bentayga has driven more than 400 laps of the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, as part of developing the dynamic performance of the chassis and fine-tuning the relevant control and stability systems.
The 2017 Bentley Bentayga will make its full public debut at the IAA Frankfurt Show from 15 to 27 September. Customer deliveries commence in early 2016.
Bentayga's Exterior: Sculptural Form, Sharp Lines and Elegant Execution
The Bentayga's wheel arches, fenders and bonnet deliver a balance between sportiness and SUV presence. The ultra-sharp Bentley power line and muscular rear haunch display a taut tension in side profile, as part of the largest single-piece aluminum pressing in the automotive world. Trademark Bentley features such as the large matrix grille and B-shaped wing vents afford the Bentayga a modern, dynamic elegance.
The grille is flanked by four distinctive floating all-LED headlamps. The lights sit flush within the seamless superformed aluminum front fenders. Innovative design features, like the discreet headlamp washers contained within the outer lamp's body-colored center, demonstrate remarkable attention to detail.
To emphasize the go-anywhere nature of the Bentayga, the Bentley design team have integrated a stylish skid plate into the lower section of the front bumper, just below the floating wing motif.
At the rear, within the segmented tail lights, a new 'B'-shaped illumination graphic is incorporated that affords the Bentayga an instantly recognizable and striking night-time signature.
A new range of bespoke Bentayga alloy wheels are available, ranging in size from 20" to 22".