It looks like we solely lately noticed the first prototypes of the Bentley Bentayga out within the open, however that was greater than 5 years in the past, as manufacturing of the ultra-luxury SUV started again in late 2015.
Within the meantime, the competitors has expanded to incorporate the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, so Bentley needed to rejuvenate the Bentayga. And so they did simply that by introducing the mid-cycle refresh final week. Briefly, what the replace brings is new appears on each ends on the exterior, and a few notable modifications inside together with an overhauled infotainment system and improved rear-seat lodging.
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In additional element, the outside revisions on the entrance embody sleeker headlights, a broader grille and a restyled bumper, all meant to decrease the “visible mass” of the SUV. The profile has remained the identical, bar the brand new ‘Flying B’ trim, however on the again is the place the revolution takes place, because the automaker dropped the B-shaped taillights, changing them with oval ones impressed by the latest Continental GT. The tailgate has a cleaner design, whereas there’s additionally an even bigger rear wing, the exhaust suggestions have been simplified and the license plate holder has been moved to the brand new bumper.
Bentley claims that rear occupants have extra legroom due to the brand new inside framework of the seats , whereas on the entrance, the middle console has been revised. The central air vents have an oblong form and proceed to flank the analogue clock, whereas additional down, there’s a new 10.9-inch infotainment system. The mannequin additionally contains a digital instrument cluster, in addition to new upholstery and trim choices.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 continues to pump out 542 HP (550 PS / 405 kW) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque, however in a while, the lineup will develop to incorporate the plug-in hybrid and 6.0-liter W12 Velocity variants.
Now, earlier than Bentley permits journos to take the 2021 Bentayga out for a spin, we will take a extra detailed take a look at the car within the walkaround video that follows.
So, what’s your opinion on the facelifted Bentayga?