2016 Bentley Bentayga Release Date, Price, Interior Design, Specs – Bentley is one of the most famous car producers when it comes to luxury vehicles, but you rarely see it being tied up with an SUV brand. Even though producing cars for over a century, the Bentley mark did not deemed it feet to produce an SUV vehicle during this period, but this has been changed during the last Frankfurt Auto show when the 2016 Bentley Bentayga was released.

2016 Bentley Bentayga
2016 Bentley Bentayga

The release date is scheduled to be during the end of the year when the new Bentley Bentayga will be released as a 2016 model. This is going to be the fastest, most powerful and certainly the most luxurious and expensive SUV in the world as Bentley is making this a reality. The design of the new luxurious SUV vehicle is going to be based in the Audi Q7 but this does not take the uniqueness of the car at any sense.

The model is also being released with an interesting choice of powertrains. We are going to see a diesel engine option provided inside this vehicle and there is also a hybrid version available as well. More on that you will find out by reading the rest of the review while the provided pictures of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga which will enable you to see the quality of design and the beauty of the vehicle.

2016 Bentley Bentayga exterior

The Bentley EXP 9 F concept vehicle which was showcased at the 2012 Geneva Motor show was supposed to be the basis for this vehicle, but the fact is that this concept has a pretty general design, so the production model received a harsh remodeling which resulted with the Bentayga car. In order to design their first SUV vehicle, Bentley decided to play it safe and use a similar design seen in the Continental GT. Thus the front end of the vehicle receives a traditional matrix engine grille combined with the four round headlamps. The front bumper is also something that is taken from the GT vehicle as it uses large intakes and a slimmer grille which covers the entire width of the apron. But the engine hood is taller and the headlamps are smaller which actually differs these two designs apart from each other.

2016 Bentley Bentayga front
2016 Bentley Bentayga front

On the other hand the side view is similar to the EXP 9 F concept. It has a choice between some large wheels, between 20 and 22 inch, and it also sports the iconic rear haunches that are seen in other Bentley models.  The overall look of the car gives it an imposing look as the car is actually larger than the current Q7 car from Audi. It looks great and makes the car look much more interesting than the concept car. At the back, the split tailgate that was seen in the concept was dropped and now it incorporates a conventional one. You will see the oval-shaped taillights, larger than the ones in the GT, and sturdy bumper with big exhaust outlets.

2016 Bentley Bentayga back
2016 Bentley Bentayga back

Interior

The same thing goes for the interior as with the exterior of the new Bentayga. Much of it has been taken from the Continental GT but has been set to fit the SUV standards needed for the inside. This means wider center console and raised armrests in the door panels, a new dashboard and center stack, and a similar but yet fairly different wheel design that the car incorporates. The inside is luxurious and roomy like in every Bentley vehicles and it is the characteristic which they will incorporate in all the cars they produce. The handcrafted leather, wood, and metal trim are just the beginning of the inside comfort adjustments. The center console gives the driver the ability to control all the features of the vehicle and a useful thing here is the eight-inch touchscreen which enables you to do so.

2016 Bentley Bentayga interior
2016 Bentley Bentayga interior

The front seats are very comfy and can be adjusted in 22 different ways. They come with an included heating, ventilation and even a massage function that the driver will appreciate. The inside fits four to five people, which comes optionally available with a choice between a traditional bench or two individual seats in the rear. The rear seat entertainment includes a 10.2-inch Android tablet with an audio system that has 1,950-watt, 18-speaker combo by Naim.

Engine

In order to offer the new Bentley Bentayga, they have to have a wide choice of engines to do so. The news of adding the diesel version and a hybrid powertrain are big but are still not confirmed yet. The engine option that is confirmed is the turbocharged W-12 TSI. This drivetrain incorporates cylinder deactivation, friction reduction and new fuel injection tech. as well.  Bentley has announced some killer specs for the car that will amount to 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet (900Nm) of torque. Emissions are reduced to below 250g/km as the choice for the gearbox comes to the eight-speed automatic and also an all-wheel drive as well. In order to reach a mark of 60 from a standstill, the Bentayga will need 4 seconds flat.

Release date and price

The release date is set for the end of the year as the new SUV produced by Bentley is going to make an appearance after the long wait and the concept model seen back in 2012 in Geneva. We have already got a taste of it at the 2015 Frankfurt show and soon we will get see it person There are already 400 pieces of the Bentley Bentayga ordered for production but the price has still not been made official yet. Some estimation are given that the car will be priced at $200,000.