The 2019 Bentley Bentayga resets the notion of “luxury SUV” with real diamonds, fine china, and the fastest top speed of any sport utility vehicle on the planet. SUVs have become a required element of nearly every luxury automaker’s lineup. Now that Bentley makes an SUV, a lot of those buyers will make that SUV a Bentley, as well. The Bentayga is not only Bentley’s first production SUV, but the fastest and most powerful one in the business.
2019 Bentley Bentayga Exterior and Interior Design
Bentley decided to play it safe by transplanting the same design language found on the top-selling Continental GT , only modified to fit an SUV body. So the front end features the traditional matrix engine grille and four round headlamps. Bentayga’s LED headlights are flush to the surface of the seamless front end, flanking Bentley’s big, bold matrix grille. The roof panel is 60 percent glass. Its exterior metal is aluminum, with Bentley’s Superform process producing the sharp creases. Some structural elements are steel for deformation and crash protection properties. Wheels measure 20 to 22 inches and an optional Styling Pack adds carbon-fiber body elements.
Inside, many features have been updated to SUV specifics, including a wider center console and raised armrests in the door panels, the dashboard, the center stack, and even the steering wheel are similar to what we get in the Continental GT. The roomy cabin is packed with handcrafted leather, the hides of four cows, 15 separate pieces of veneer, mineral glass gauge covers, milled aluminum accents and tolerances measured in tenths of a millimeter. 2019 Bentley Bentayga equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen and a large dial in the center console that enables the drive to control most of the SUV’s features, as well as drive modes and traction management.
2019 Bentley Bentayga Release Date and Price
New Bentley Bentayga will debut in 2018 with the first sales expected to begin in early 2019. Nor do we have final word on pricing, but figure something far enough north of $250.000 to keep it ahead of even the fanciest Range Rover or Mercedes-Benz G class.
2019 Bentley Bentayga Powertrain and Performance
With no hint of reticence, Bentley calls the 2019 Bentayga the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. The Bentayga comes with a powerful 6.0 liter W12 engine. It’s got both direct and indirect injection, cylinder deactivation, and a stop/start system with coasting mode. The net result is an output quoted at 600 hp, 664 lb-ft of torque and a top speed approaching 200 mph. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive, this engine will rocket the Bentayga to 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat and on to a top speed of 187 miles per hour. Many predict 2019 Bentley Bentayga also comes with a hybrid system.