First shown every bit the EXP nine F concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, Bentley after confirmed that it had significantly changed the pattern inward reply to client feedback.
To accompany the announcement, Bentley released a sketch revealing a slightly sportier profile than the upright concept. There’s an uncanny resemblance to Porsche’s Cayenne, too, suggesting the ii SUVs volition part to a greater extent than than only a platform – they’ll cause got similar proportions every bit well.
The Bentley Bentayga interior was allow out of the handbag past times Bentley inward an official promo video containing pocket-size glimpses of the controls too technology scientific discipline features on the car. We tin run across a rotary controller for the SUV's 4x4 organisation that appears to ape the Terrain Response set-ups pioneered past times Land Rover.
There's also a head-up display too a appear at the digital musical instrument cluster which shows mapping information too views from external night-vision cameras. There's also a clear broad angle appear at the Bentayga's glossy centre console amongst gear shifter, loving cup holder too other controls.
Bentley SUV: why's it called Bentayga?“Bentayga is a refer that reflects what nosotros know our SUV volition produce amend than whatever other machine inward the footing – combine the best automotive luxury amongst outstanding surgery to cause got the Bentley sense to novel environments,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley Chairman too CEO.
The refer is designed to encapsulate the broad diverseness of climates too terrains that the Bentayga is capable of tackling. It comes from a combination of ‘Taiga’ – the world’s largest snowfall woods that crowns the entire Northern Hemisphere – too Roque Bentayga, a rugged peak inward the Canary Islands.
We've seen the Bentayga every bit a essay mule blasting circular the Nurburgring, but forthwith it tin live seen amongst almost null inward the agency of disguise. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 evolution machine fitted amongst the 6.0-litre W12 engine from the Continental GT had already been seen, too nosotros appear the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 to appear every bit well.
In comparing to the Bentley SUV EXP nine F concept, nosotros tin run across the full general shape too construction of the SUV volition rest intact, but a Continental GT human face upwardly has been crafted onto the front end end. These latest images run across the bulbous cladding of previous essay mules ditched, too the to a greater extent than curvaceous production trunk tin clearly live seen.
Viewed inward profile too from the rear, in that location is to a greater extent than of a resemblance to the concept than in that location is circular the front. The steeply raked bring upwardly windscreen too ii oval exhausts give a to a greater extent than athletic look, patch the number plate too tail-lamp positioning seems unchanged from the concept car.
Bentley Bentayga: free dateThe novel Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV volition larn on sale inward 2016, amongst the society laid to invest over £800million inward its Crewe HQ too developing novel models earlier then. More than 1,000 U.K. jobs volition live created every bit a number of this investment.
Dr Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the board at the Volkswagen Group, said: “We believe inward the U.K. every bit a competitive location for industrial production. Bentley fans all roughly the footing are looking frontward to its showtime SUV. Together nosotros volition brand this machine some other truthful Bentley – powerful, exclusive too successful.”
Bentley SUV cost too global salesCEO Dr Wolfgang Schreiber has revealed that Bentley has had over 4,000 ‘expressions of interest’ inward the Bentley Bentayga from customers – agency ahead of initial predictions.
Schreiber doesn't appear to cause got the ultra-luxury SUV segment to himself for really long, though: “Competition is e'er practiced for the customer. We all know Rolls-Royce is thinking almost an SUV, Aston Martin is also considering i too nosotros all know almost the Range Rover. There could fifty-fifty live some others that come upwardly along.”
And Bentley's sales too marketing director, Kevin Rose, is confident that the SUV volition live a showroom success: “Thirty per cent of our existing customers already cause got a high-end SUV, thence if nosotros tin convince fifty-fifty a pocket-size sum of those into buying the machine nosotros cause got a really rigid occupation organisation instance indeed.”
Bentley Bentayga could live the showtime of many Bentley SUVsBentley Chairman too CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, has also expressed involvement inward a expanding the number of Bentley SUVs, to compete amongst the likes of Land Rover, albeit at a higher cost point. The revelation came during a press conference where Durheimer announced tape global sales of 11,020 cars inward 2014 – a nine per cent growth on 2013.
“There are practiced examples inward the market, thence a derivative is an interesting idea,” Durheimer said. Kevin Rose, caput of sales too marketing, added: “We are keeping a closed oculus on what Land Rover has done amongst the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and fifty-fifty the Evoque.”
The rapid growth of the SUV segment, which Durheimer revealed is expanding at iii times the charge per unit of measurement of the novel machine marketplace every bit a whole, clearly hasn’t escaped his attending too could live the catalyst for both a smaller SUV too sportier derivatives of the machine we’ll run across after this year. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 'baby Bentayga' seems really probable at some indicate inward the future.