Bentley is taking the next step on its journey to a sustainable future with the launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – a model the company believes will become the best-selling member of the new Bentayga family.
The hybrid offers the ultimate in versatile electric luxury mobility. It’s smooth, silent and city-friendly, with up to 31 miles available on pure electric, plus, its excellent combined range of 536 miles enables you to head out into the countryside without the hassle of having to recharge.
A beautiful car to behold, adopting the new Bentley family DNA, the exterior of the new Bentayga has a more modern and purposeful look. The interior has also been re-imagined and now contains a modernised, unparalleled combination of luxury materials and exquisite, intricate craftsmanship.
Delivering the same level of comfort and luxury, yet with a quieter and more refined driving experience, the Bentayga Hybrid brings a selection of new technologies and connected car services, making it the most technically advanced Bentayga ever. Introducing the very latest on-board technology and an even more cosseting cabin, the new Bentayga is significantly revised both inside and out from the previous generation.
The luxurious cabin can be further enhanced with the application of dark tint diamond brushed aluminium trim for the first time in a Bentley, as well as two straight-grained veneers new to Bentayga – koa and crown cut walnut. Mulliner driving specification adds a new quilted design, and micro piping detailing is a new option for the seats.
With any Bentley, passenger comfort is paramount and with this version, two versatile seating configurations are available. The standard five-seat benefits from an all-new seat frame, doubling the travel of the rear-seat recline angle, and the optional four-seat layout features two individual rear seats separated by a centre console. The ergonomics of the four-seat configuration are further enhanced from a 30 mm increase in knee room in the upright seated position, with an improvement of almost 100 mm in the reclined position, helping to make luxury travel even more comfortable.
Of course you’d expect every Bentley model to be equipped with the very latest and best technology, and this new hybrid certainly doesn’t disappoint. A next generation infotainment system is integrated seamlessly into the handcrafted, Bentley ‘wing’ dashboard design and features a 10.9-inch display screen with edge-to-edge graphics. The all-new digital display includes super high-resolution and dynamic graphics which are configurable to suit driver preferences.
The latest hardware and software bring all-new navigation with satellite maps, online search and other features. Wireless Apple CarPlay is standard for the first time, alongside the existing wired system, along with Android Auto. Rear passengers benefit from the introduction of a new, larger touchscreen remote control tablet, similar to that introduced in the all-new Flying Spur.
Connectivity around the car has been significantly improved, with USB-C data ports and a wireless phone charger now standard. The new Bentayga range is now provided with an embedded SIM, as with the latest Continental GT models, meaning My Bentley connected car features no longer require customers to provide their own data connection. My Bentley in-car and remote services is a continually developing range of services available to customers through a dedicated app, available both on Apple iOS and Android mobile platforms.
Engine-wise, the model is powered by an E Motor partnered with a 3.0 litre twin turbocharged V6 petrol engine delivering 443 bhp (449 PS) and 516 lb.ft (700 Nm) of torque. A raft of driving modes and systems enable the driver to stay in super-efficient electric drive as long as possible, and facilitate the best recuperation of energy.
A beautifully crafted, elegant and versatile car that represents the future of luxury sustainable mobility. Visit Bentley for more details.
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