Currently reading: 2020 Bentley Bentayga facelift to be revealed on 30 June
Premium SUV will receive a subtle exterior refresh and new interior technology in line with the Flying Spur
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23 June 2020

Bentley will officially unveil an updated version of its best-selling model, the Bentayga SUV, on Tuesday 30 June.

The reveal date confirmation follows a set of leaked images posted online last week, which have given us an idea of what to expect from the overhaul.

Pictures posted to Instagram by user Wilco Blok appear to have been taken from a launch brochure and partly reveal the Bentayga's refreshed styling and new-look interior. 

At the front, the Bentayga retains its prominent grille but receives a reconfigured headlight design to match the firm's new Continental and Flying Spur - both of which were launched after the Bentayga arrived in 2016 - and a reshaped bumper with new, straight-edged lower air intakes topped with the same mesh design as the grille. 

The rear-end design has not been leaked, but previously spotted test mules showed that the brake lights have been reshaped and expanded, while the current model's deep numberplate recess looks to have been brought forward. 

Changes to the interior look to be similarly subtle. The new images show off a new centre console design and reshaped instrument cluster, but more significant is the removal of physical buttons at the side of the infotainment screen.

The current car's infotainment system is often criticised for feeling out of date next to cheaper siblings from Audi and Porsche, so the latest system from the Continental GT and Flying Spur looks to have been introduced, while the range of active safety technology should advance, too.

The flagship W12 engine is expected to receive upgrades to boost efficiency, but don't expect anything dramatic across the rest of the range. The V8 is relatively new, too, and the six-cylinder plug-in hybrid model still isn't on sale after a lengthy delay. 

Question marks remain over the diesel model, which was officially axed from the firm's line-up in 2018. A change in attitude towards the fuel was blamed for its removal at the time, but since then, sibling brand Audi has introduced several large-capacity S-badged diesel models to its range.

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21 August 2019

.....for a taxi.

bol

21 August 2019

and vile in every way

21 August 2019

Ugly car for ugly rich people

29 November 2019
lambo58 wrote:

Ugly car for ugly rich people

Dear lambo58,

Just because you waste your time playing online poker, gambling and living as an unemployed person, dwindling away your money as though it were just plain paper, DOES NOT entitle you to bellittle people who have strived to make money and now are reaping the benifits of it.

In short, JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO INITIATIVE, DOESN'T MEAN NO ONE ELSE HAS.

29 November 2019
HazwoldV8 wrote:

lambo58 wrote:

Ugly car for ugly rich people

Dear lambo58,

Just because you waste your time playing online poker, gambling and living as an unemployed person, dwindling away your money as though it were just plain paper, DOES NOT entitle you to bellittle people who have strived to make money and now are reaping the benifits of it.

In short, JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO INITIATIVE, DOESN'T MEAN NO ONE ELSE HAS.

 

right ok what ever, just because respecting other peoples opinion isnt a thing in your life, after all this is great britain and we all have the right of speech for the better or for worse. why dont you donated your words to the people that arent able to talk in this world or maybe that would be a bad idea because we would have more people suffering from verbal diarrhoea.

18 June 2020

I dont do any of the above that you have wasted time writing. I made a statement about this ugly piece of so called design and you are so sensitive to the car for whatever reason you spout crap in every direction without logic or control. I think its ugly and you think its the second coming because as long as its expensive it must be good. Wrong on so many levels.

Grow a brain.

18 June 2020
lambo58 wrote:

I dont do any of the above that you have wasted time writing. I made a statement about this ugly piece of so called design and you are so sensitive to the car for whatever reason you spout crap in every direction without logic or control. I think its ugly and you think its the second coming because as long as its expensive it must be good. Wrong on so many levels.

Grow a brain.

I think he was defending rich people not the car and whilst I agree its ugly, that doesnt mean people who buy it are, so probably not a good idea being rude about their looks, after all no one can help the face they are born with. Although they clearly are rich. Of course it also doesnt mean that you arent rich or lack initiative either, faults on both sides really.

21 August 2019

Due to it's extreme ugliness,just buy a 2yr old RR and conto gt and have some change.

CJC

25 August 2019

Tend to agree ski kid . But I have to say I have a 19my Range Rover and the Bentayga although ugly is a far better car, and everything works. Range Rover for looks but I take the Bentayga when I can! 

22 August 2019

From the above pictures I fear the surgeon’s knife hasn’t been sufficiently employed to alter this cars’s biggest problem. The Cayenne cousin has matured into something closer to the swan rather than the duckling and the Bentaga’s siblings have seen great visual improvement. Apart from the gargantuas Mulsanne - only appreciable from inside.

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