2016 Bentley Bentayga SUV – Indoor revealed in brand new video
A brand new video has revealed the Bentayga’s touch-sensitive controller
Bentley’s first SUV, dubbed Bentayga, will go on sale in 2016 for a starting cost upwards of £130,000
The luxurious cabin of the upcoming Bentley Bentayga SUV has been revealed in a brand new video.
While the outdoor of the brand new product has been photographed many times during winter testing ahead of its planned launch in 2016, This specific is actually once the auto’s cabin has been shown. The Bentayga is actually due to be revealed later This specific year, along with is actually claimed to combine “pinnacle luxury along with performance.”
The latest video reveals the Bentayga will contain a touch-sensitive driving mode selector, which also incorporates the start-stop button. The driver’s display has also been shown, revealing of which – in This specific early depiction at least – the Bentayga’s speedometer ends at 300km/hr (186mph). of which could prove relevant, as by the early stages Bentley bosses were said to have set an ambitous 200mph top speed target for the SUV.
An advanced night-view assistance package is actually also showcased as part of the video, as well as a multi-function instrument cluster display which appears to be configurable by the driver.
The Bentayga’s unusual name comes by the Roque Bentayga, a dramatically rugged mountain landscape on Gran Canaria inside Atlantic. Initial speculation suggested the product might take the ‘Falcon’ name.
The brand new “ultra-luxury” SUV is actually in its final test phase, Bentley chairman along with CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer told Autocar, along with the product will come in W12, V8 along with plug-in hybrid guises.
He revealed of which the latter might be capable of travelling 30 miles on battery power alone, to cope with future zero-emissions legislation in cities. “This specific will be a very luxurious product,” he said, “nevertheless This specific will also be very fast along with very capable.” Hybrid versions of the Bentayga are anticipated to follow around a year after the launch of conventional designs.
The Bentley Bentayga was previewed by the EXP-9F concept car at the 2012 Geneva motor show, though rumours of the SUV project go as far back as 2011. Confirmation of which Bentley might build the product came in July last year as part of an £800 million investment inside firm’s Crewe headquarters.
The final design, which has been aerodynamically optimised to ensure stability at high speed, is actually said to have an overall width of around two metres. The production Bentayga will bear little resemblance to the EXP-9F concept, after of which car divided opinion at its Geneva debut.
Last summer, Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke revealed of which the production car’s shape had been signed off, saying: “The concept is actually completely set apart along with was done separately. After Geneva 2012, I was told to do a brand new one. This specific’s completely different to the concept car.
“The concept was only intended to pose the question, ‘can we do a Bentley SUV?’, rather than showing a production car. I commenced with brand new parameters along using a clean sheet [of paper].” Indeed, Donckerwolke has never seen the EXP-9F concept in person.
by the outset, Bentley officials are understood to have targeted the auto towards emerging nevertheless profitable markets like China along with Russia.
Reviewing results of the company’s fifth straight record year, which show a nine per cent increase in sales to 11,020 cars, 87 per cent of which were exported, Dürheimer also hinted at a smaller Bentley SUV product inside future. He said he had great enthusiasm for the SUV market, which was “expanding three times faster than the market as a whole”.
Previous predictions of annual sales of 3000 for the full-size SUV “could be conservative”, said Dürheimer, who is actually working towards building 20,000 cars a year at Crewe by 2020. The company says This specific already has 4000 serious “expressions of interest” inside big SUV, which is actually yet to be seen by customers. The starting cost of the Bentayga is actually likely to be around £130,000.
Initially, This specific was understood of which Bentley might look to build the SUV in Bratislava if production at Crewe could not be confirmed.
To reach its aggressive production targets, Bentley will spend £280m This specific year on building a brand new R&D centre, across the road by its traditional Pyms Lane site, along with plans to add 300 brand new jobs to its workforce, producing 1300 in all. By 2016, total expenditure to ensure of which capacity at Crewe “is actually no longer an issue” will amount to £840 million, Dürheimer said.
See footage of the Bentley Bentayga testing inside video below:
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