24 August 2016
Review

 

There was a time when a 4x4 was basic. Not any more. The Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover SVAutobiography cost at least £150,000 apiece - more than most luxury cars. The expensive SUV has become big news.

So what separates the Range Rover SVAutobiography from the Bentley Bentayga? The Range Rover has been blinged from its original point and given a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to reach this price level. The Bentley Bentayga, powered by a 6.0-litre W12, has been designed from the outset as a pure luxury car.

Which is better to sit in and drive, and which is the better car to give the President of the United States a lift in?

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24 August 2016
Seen a Bentayga on the M8 motorway through Glasgow today. It was behind me in traffic. It looks awful

27 August 2016
The problem I have with the Bentayga,having reserved judgement till I'd seen in the flesh, is that I look at one and I see the hard points of the (£50k) Audi Q7, they glare out at me every time. However, I suspect most people simply won't make the same connection-not being car anoraks and to be fair to Bentley ,as Matt notes, they have made use of some of the premium price to deliver a very high quality-in appearance and feel at least- interior which is the part people interact with the most. Some of the extra money also going into powertrain and suspension of course.

As an aside,Matt joked about Bentley keeping one "just in case " they get a call, well supposedly one of the first production cars found its way to Balmoral for an extended demonstration...

30 August 2016
If you change the grill and stick some Hyundai badges on the Bentley people wouldn't give it a second glance.

19 September 2016
As the owner of a Hyundai Santa Fe I'll take it as a complement that my car looks like a Bentley.

 

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