Premium SUV caught winter testing in new images, previewing styling tweaks to the front and rear
27 November 2019

Bentley will update its best-selling model, the Bentayga SUV, next year to bring it into line with its latest models, and disguised prototypes have begun cold weather testing.

The test mule in these images is clearly recognisable as a Bentayga, but heavy camouflage to the front and rear suggests that Bentley is planning a number of design updates. At the rear, we can see that the brakelights have been reshaped and expanded, while the current model's deep numberplate recess looks to have been brought forward. 

At the front, the Bentayga retains its prominent grille and three lower air intakes, but will receive a reconfigured headlight design to bring it into line with the firm's new Continental and Flying Spur - both of which were launched since the Bentayga arrived in 2016. We can also expect the front and rear bumpers to be redesigned. 

Just as significant will be the technology overhaul inside. The current car's infotainment system is often criticised for feeling out of date next to cheaper siblings from Audi and Porsche, so the priority will be to bring in the latest system from the Continental GT and Flying Spur. A fully digital instrument display will likely also feature, while the range of active safety technology should advance.

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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, while 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 back then, but since then sister brand Audi has introduced several large capacity S-badged diesel models to its range. Expect more details to emerge early next year.

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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.

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.

22 August 2019

I don't know... I think ive actually got roung to liking this car.

Be awesome if it ended up looking good too.

27 November 2019

 It didn't go down well when it first appeared, but, I have to say, having actually seen one or two in the metal, that it's something different from seeing another Range Rover!

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