Bentley’s first attempt in the ever-growing SUV market has proven successful and to keep the focus on the model brand is now working on the new upgrades. After the recent introduction of the electrified version, Bentley will add a new, high-performance version to the range and the additional Bentayga will be the new range-topper.
The model was spotted while testing and we should expect more aggressively styled Bentayga with the upgraded suspension and W-12 engine. The new version will arrive as the 2020 Bentley Bentayga and with the Speed nomenclature. Bentley hasn’t revealed performance and details of the new Speed version and keeps also potential upgrades of the current range under the wraps. However, there shouldn’t be big news for the current versions.
2020 Bentley Bentayga: Design
Styled with the British sense for aesthetics, the Bentley Bentayga is instantly recognizable on the road. The aluminum-bodied SUV has elegant shape and lines and styling elements are a familiar story from brand’s earlier models. The trapezoidal mesh grille and rounded headlights define the face of the model while the profile gets attention thanks to the sculpted fender flares and elegant roofline. The rear has a nicely fitted bumper and squared taillights with attractive graphics.
The 2020 Bentley Bentayga will keep the same styling of the currently available versions while the new, Speed variant will add a more sporty flair. The spy shots reveal the version with the lower ride height and more aggressive front-end style. The larger intakes and front splitter define a more aggressive approach up front while new rear diffuser and larger rear spoiler contribute to the rear section style.
The new Bentayga Speed will also add some unique details inside the cabin but we don’t have insight into its cabin yet. The already available versions should continue in the familiar forms.
The ultra-luxury Bentayga will provide more than a dozen leather shades, multiple wood textures and interior configurations. The model will come with the tri-zone climate control with rear seat controls, an 8-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, standard leather upholstery, a sunroof, eighteen speakers, and more. Every trim version will provide an extensive range of customization options. The model will also equip the latest tech for the crash prevention and avoidance. The systems monitoring the ride and assisting the driver will be active lane control, blind spot monitors, automatic emergency braking, night vision, parking assist, etc.
2020 Bentley Bentayga: Powertrains
The new 2020 Bentley Bentayga will repeat the current W-12 and plug-in hybrid powertrains while the new version should bring some performance and suspension upgrades.
The new Speed version should also use a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine as the reports claim. However, the Bentayga Speed should lift the horsepower count to somewhere around 650 hp. The W-12 engine provides 600 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque in the base configuration which is enough for the 60 mph in just 4 seconds. The new version, with the retuned suspension, aerodynamic upgrades and more horsepower will go to the 3 seconds range.
The plug-in hybrid version will return with the 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6 combined with the advanced electric motor and electric range around 31 miles.
2020 Bentley Bentayga: Release, Price
The new Bentayga version will reveal its secrets in the first half of 2019. The models will go on sale as the 2020 Bentley Bentayga in the second part of the year. The new model will again start slightly below $200, 000.