The British model 2021 Bentley Bentayga has begun cold-weather testing, and we have some exclusive images of the test mule. The newest flagship model will be released next year, and fans can expect updated design and a more luxurious cabin.
Also, according to numerous reports, the new model will get some modifications under the hood. Besides the potent W12 powertrain, Bentley will offer a cheaper model with a V8 engine. Moreover, the hybrid drivetrain is also available, and it will be more fuel-efficient than before.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Exterior Changes
The design of the forthcoming 2021 Bentley Bentayga will be sporty and unique. The manufacturer will refresh its look, but nothing significant will happen. The prominent grille and three lower and massive air intakes will remain as before, while some changes will occur with headlights design that is reconfigured looks almost the same as on Continental and Flying Spur models.
Front and rear bumpers will also be redesigned and the new Bentayga benefits from being not too high off the ground, which not only makes it easy to get in and out of but also improves forward visibility. Off-road capabilities will be also great thanks to the Multi-modal terrain setting and air suspension.
New Technology Inside
The technology inside of the new 2021 Bentley Bantayga will be a significant overhaul. No doubt, this SUV provides one of the most luxurious cabins on the market. The current car’s infotainment system will be updated, and this model can easily compete with more traditional sedans, coupes, and convertibles. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and an impressive, 700-watt, 12-speaker package with a 1,950-watt Naim are all standard. The driver-assistance system will be better, and it will include active cruise, night vision, lane-keeping assist and more.
Like before, the Bantayga model comes with supremely comfortable front seats that no doubt set the standard for this class. The ventilated seats are whisper-quiet and are hugely soft, even over long distances. However, the rear seats lack the legroom and can place adults tightly.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Under the Hood
The upcoming 2021 Bently Bentayga will get some modifications under the hood. The same W12 engine will continue to powers this SUV, and it will receive upgrades to boost output and to give better efficiency. This W12 model, under the current model, provides a fantastic 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. This engine sends power through an 8-speed automatic transmission and offers AWD system as standard.
We must add that this engine also powers the best-rated sports car like Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Rolls-Royce. V8 twin-turbocharged is relatively new, and it will also be on the offer. This engine produces 542 hp and 568 lb-ft, and it uses the same transmission as the W12. However, a question mark still remains over the diesel model.
A hybrid model will also be available, and it will use a 335-horsepower turbocharged V6 plus a 126-kilowatt permanent magnet synchronous motor that gives a total of 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
This model uses a 13-kWh battery, and it can charge with a 240-volt charger via seven hours. You can drive up to 84 mph in EV mode.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Release Date and Price
The redesigned 2021 Bentley Bantayga will arrive in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2020. From some gossip, the manufacturer will keep the same price as before. So, we can expect a base model with V8 powertrain to be around $165.000, while the W12 model starts at $267.000.
The Bentayga is the first SUV from Bentley, and the manufacturer proved that luxury, performance, and great design could be packed into a single-vehicle. Furthermore, thanks to the luxurious design and powerful engines, the new Bentayga will rival models like Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Lamborghini Urus.