Bentley PHEV SUV Gets A Name – “Bentayga”


Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga

Bentley announced a name “Bentayga” for its upcoming luxury SUV, which will be unveiled later this year.

Sales of Bentley Bentayga will begin in 2016 and there will be a plug-in version, although we don’t know details on its powertrain.

“The Roque Bentayga – an iconic, eye-catching standalone peak in the Atlantic Canary Islands, provided further inspiration. A unique feature, one with gravitas and stature. One that draws attention from all directions. Locally and globally.”

For now, Bentley has launched micro-site and one video from extreme tests.

“In developing the Bentley Bentayga – the world’s first genuine luxury SUV, the design team were faced with more than the creation of a new vehicle – they would be elevating the Bentayga to new heights.

Empowering those within it to transport themselves to new environments. Through latitude and longitude, of course – but also via mind and spirit.”

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9 responses to "Bentley PHEV SUV Gets A Name – “Bentayga”"
  1. Phil Trubey says:

    That’s … a pretty ugly loud engine…

  2. kdawg says:

    Maybe I have mild dyslexia, but I read that name like this:

    1. pjwood says:

      It’s Bentley’s way of putting the heat on PHEV.

    2. Scramjett says:

      You’re not alone. That is totally how I read it too!

    3. Robert says:

      I just got ‘gay’.
      I’ve just spent the last five minutes trying to think of a car with a more stupid name.

      I reckon one will pay three times the price and get half the capability of a Range Rover…

  3. Speculawyer says:

    It is time to tighten up the restrictions on PHEVs that are allowed to use carpool lanes, not pay congestion charge, get incentives, etc.

    I think a lot of luxury brands are now putting out ever-so-slightly-green cars to cash in on the various incentives and benefits. They need to be real green cars if they want the benefits.

    1. Robert says:

      Like the McLaren P1, which I believe can do a staggering six miles on pure electric power?

  4. mhpr262 says:

    What an obscene monstrosity.

    Our great-grandchildren will see these pics in 60 or 70 years and shake their heads in disbelief.

  5. Robert says:

    “the world’s first genuine luxury SUV,”
    Bentley has never heard of a Range Rover then…?