The updated Bentayga Hybrid is predicted to be the strongest-selling variant of Bentley's luxury SUV, arriving as the first of two plug-in models from Crewe in 2021.
It will help pave the way for Bentley to achieve its goal of offering exclusively plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars by 2026, and it will be joined later this year by a PHEV version of the Flying Spur saloon.
Like the standard Bentayga, the Bentayga Hybrid adopts a new-look front end with a larger grille, LED matrix headlights and wider wings, while elliptical brake lights inspired by the brand's Continental GT coupé and a repositioned numberplate distinguish the rear end from that of its predecessor.
Updates to the cabin are centred around the infotainment system, which forgoes the outgoing model's button-heavy arrangement for a predominantly touch-sensitive set-up with a 10.9in high-resolution central display and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto equipped as standard.
USB-C ports and wireless phone chargers are also now standard-fit, while the My Bentley connectivity services function via an inbuilt SIM card so can be used without a phone connected.
The new Bentayga Hybrid takes its power from the same petrol-electric powertrain as its predecessor, mating a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 with a 126bhp electric motor for combined outputs of 443bhp and 516lb ft.
The 17.6kWh lithium battery pack is carried over, too, giving a claimed NEDC electric-only range of 31 miles, although this will likely be closer to 24 miles on the WLTP cycle.
Bentley claims more than 90% of current Bentayga Hybrid owners use their car "on a daily basis or several times a week" and around half consistently drive less than 30 miles at a time. Based on these statistics, the majority of journeys, Bentley said, "can be achieved completely in electric-only".