The 2017 model year was the debut year for Bentley’s first Bentayga SUV. The model delivers incredible craftsmanship and luxury combined with supreme power and acceleration. The model also offers optional seating for seven people and plenty of high-end options. The super-luxury SUV is also capable off-road while advanced suspension system provides great on-road ride comfort. The Bentyaga hasn’t changed much for the 2018 model year but Bentley plans to offer the new more fuel-efficient version, the 2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid.
The plug-in hybrid version is expected to adopt the version of the powertrain used in the Porsche 4 E-Hybrid models. The styling of the new version won’t differ much from the current form and the same is with model’s interior. Bentley will also make some changes to the equipment range but more details will appear closer to model’s arrival.
2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid: Design
From the visual perspective, the 2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid won’t differ much from the conventional version. The aluminum made body will feature the same lines and curves and same styling elements will be on model’s front and rear ends. The difference will make a unique finish of the mesh grille and other trim details. The model will also get specific wheel design and appropriate badging.
The interior of the greener Bentayga will also be the familiar story as it will share the same overall design as the gasoline version. The cabin will be padded with the handcrafted leather combined with wood and metal trim. The model will have exceptionally comfortable power adjustable front seats and Bentley will likely offer both seat configurations.
The plug-in version will also include a number of customization options and latest tech and safety systems. The model will have 8-inch touchscreen interface with navigation, WiFi hotspot, premium sound system, rear seat entertainment, etc. The Bentayga will also have all modern active safety system applied.
2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid: Powertrain
The current Bentayga gets the power from the turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine. The power of 600 hp is distributed through the 8-speed automatic gearbox to all four wheels. The V-8 diesel is also available in global markets.
As for the 2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid, it should borrow the gas-electric system from VW’s part bin. The system will be the variation of the system used in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The similar combination will also find the way to the new gas-electric Cayenne. This combo packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6, electric motor and a 14-kWh battery. In the Panamera, this setup produces 462 horsepower and provides 30 miles of electric range. We will see what numbers will be on the Bentayga.
2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid should early 2018. The price is still unknown as most of the other details. The model will likely be the most expressive version after the Mulliner trim.