Bentley is readying a facelift to the Bentayga and can reportedly launch the upgraded SUV later this yr. In reality, simply the opposite day, we obtained what seems to be an early official have a look at the up to date mannequin via a set of leaked images, which point out that the styling modifications set to be made might be very minor.
However what if Bentley’s designers had opted for a extra aggressive method with the Bentayga facelift taking inspiration from the limited-edition Mulliner Bacalar? Enter the digital realm of Kleber Silva who took it upon himself to reply that query.
Whereas the front-end of the present Bentayga has at all times been immediately identifiable, it isn’t what we’d name enticing. By comparability, the fascia of the Bacalar is a severe looker due to the oval-shaped headlights and horizontal LED daytime operating lights. Because it seems, the Bacalar’s styling traits appear to translate very effectively onto the outside of the Bentayga.
Along with that includes the identical headlights and DRLs because the multi-million greenback droptop from Mulliner, the facelifted Bentayga pictured has the identical blacked-out entrance grille, decrease grille, and angular air intakes. What’s extra, the hood of the Bacalar has additionally been grafted onto the luxurious SUV.
The photoshop artist made few modifications to the rear of the Bentayga with the bumper and taillights going untouched. The one change we are able to see is the fitment of a further ‘Bentley’ badge on the decrease portion of the tailgate.
In response to experiences, the engines of the present Bentayga might be carried via to the facelifted mannequin. Consequently, entry-level ICE variants will proceed to be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 542 hp and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. Sitting above this engine within the vary might be a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 with 600 hp and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm). Furthermore, this powertrain might be tweaked to 626 hp to be used within the new Bentayga Velocity.
The 2021 Bentayga is anticipated to even be sold in hybrid form with the identical turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, electrical motor, and 17.Three kWh lithium-ion battery pack as the present mannequin.
Notice: These illustrations come from Kleber Silva and usually are not associated or endorsed by Bentley.