The Bentley Bentayga Proves to Be a Very Popular SUV

Bentley is already preparing a restyled version of the luxury Bentayga SUV.

The release of the 20,000th copy of the Bentley Bentayga was another significant milestone that the British premium brand has passed since the beginning of this month. The first was the completion of production of the 6.75-liter V8 engine, which was assembled manually at the Bentley factory in Crewe since 1959. The British produced almost 36,000 engines for 61 years. Certainly, the Bentley Bentayga reached its «anniversary» milestone much faster.

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The production of the SUV was launched in the spring of 2016. Initially, the car was equipped with a 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 608 HP and 900 Nm. However, in the fall of the same year, the first diesel unit appeared in the engine range — a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with one electric supercharger. The power output was 435 hp and 900 Nm.

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At the beginning of 2018, the SUV was equipped with a 4.0-liter petrol turbo engine (550 hp, 770 Nm) from Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Simultaneously, along with the new Bentayga engine, carbon-ceramic brakes were installed for the first time. In March, the Bentayga Hybrid, the brand’s first mass-produced hybrid, debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show. The novelty featured a hybrid powertrain based on a 3.0-liter V6, with a combined output of 449 hp and 700 Nm. The electric power reserve was 50 km.

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In the spring of 2019, the British introduced a new modification — the Bentayga Speed. The SUV with a W12 engine boosted to 635 HP became the fastest mass-produced all-terrain vehicle in the world. Its maximum speed is 306 km/h.

Nowadays, the Bentley Bentayga accounts for half of all sales of the British brand. Now the company is preparing an updated version of the SUV, but it is unlikely that such a successful model is waiting for any radical changes. According to the spy photos appeared earlier in the network, the SUV will have slightly new exterior and interior designs – the new look will be shown before the end of this year.

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