The Bentley Bentayga was unveiled in September 2015. Now, the company has announced that it will launch the SUV in India on April 22, 2016.
Based on the MLB-Evo platform, the Bentayga is the only SUV in Bentley line-up. The company claims that it is the fastest SUV in the world.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, the Bentayga is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine that develops 600bhp along with a maximum torque of 900Nm. The SUV gets permanent All-Wheel Drive and comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Bentley Bentayga can achieve 0-100Km/h in just 4.1 seconds on its way to a top-speed of 301Km/h – which effectively makes it both, the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV.
This highly innovative engine incorporates a multitude of other technologies. For improved emissions and economy, it is equipped with auto start/stop and cylinder de-activation. In low load conditions below 3,000rpm and from third gear upwards, the engine effectively functions as a 3.0-litre V6, but still with up to 300Nm of torque at its disposal.
Designed at the company’s Crewe facility in UK, the Bentley Bentayga borrows design cues from the 2012 EXP-9F concept. The front is reminiscent of Bentley’s portfolio models with four, circular LED.