Bentley had been engaged on the Bentayga lengthy earlier than its unveiling again in December of 2015. We truly knew fairly a bit about its styling due to the EXP 9 F idea automobile from the 2012 Geneva Motor Present.
Or at the least we although we knew as a result of, curiously sufficient, Bentley have been pressured to change the Bentayga’s EXP 9 F styling for the manufacturing model after the idea was met with a blended response by followers and the media.
The tip outcome was a barely much less retro-appearance general, that includes a extra traditionally-shaped rear tailgate. You possibly can say that Bentley positively went above and past attempting to match what they initially had deliberate for the Bentayga, with what everybody else thought their SUV ought to appear like.
However guess what? The British carmaker now truly went again to the drawing board and determined to completely redesign the rear finish of the Bentayga, making the tailgate curvier and including taillights comparable in form to these of the Continental GT.
Whereas Bentley might have wished the Bentayga to slot in higher with the Continental GT and the all-new Flying Spur, altering the rear finish design the way in which they did positively took some guts. At the least they expanded the rear observe by some 20 mm (0.eight inches), which does lead to a greater stance.
Fortunately, the entrance fascia is lots much less controversial. Whereas these physique panels are additionally new, the general styling is much like that of the original Bentayga. There are much less angles and extra curves, giving the luxurious household hauler a sleeker look, regardless of the extra aggressive-looking entrance bumper.
The Bentayga’s grille additionally grew slightly and now stands extra upright, whereas novelties corresponding to heated windscreen wipers with 22 washer jets per arm are making their debut.
An entire package deal
Bentley additionally wished to make the Bentayga a greater all-rounder, which is why they didn’t simply enhance comfort options and trim, but in addition added extra legroom for rear seat passengers – an additional 100 mm (3.9 inches) to be exact.
Different novelties embody the Conti GT steering wheel, new door panels, new seats, wi-fi cellphone charging, USB-C ports and a brand new 10.9-inch touchscreen with no bodily buttons round its edges.
As for obtainable powertrains, the 2021 Bentayga will launch in V8 guise first, powered by the identical 542 HP 4.0-liter twin turbo unit discovered within the pre-facelift mannequin, which will probably be joined later by W12 and plug-in hybrid variants.
Any dangerous angles?
Powerful to say. If there was one, then it must be both its 90-degree rear angle or the rear 3/Four angle – and it’s due to these taillights. It virtually appears just like the tailgate isn’t “busy” sufficient from a visible standpoint, with an excessive amount of uncovered metallic.
So, what’s your tackle the Bentayga? Is Bentley’s SUV wanting higher after the facelift or do you favor the unique design?