The British Luxury car manufacturer has launched its very first Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the Bentayga, in India today. Priced at a whopping Rs. 3.85 crores (ex-showroom Delhi), the Bentayga is definitely not just another SUV. It is the fastest, and probably the most hi-tech and luxurious SUV in the world. Let’s just say ache din are finally here! If you got the moolah, of course. The majority of Indians will consider themselves to be blessed if they just get to drive the Bentayga for once on the streets. Oh what a sight it would be, with a thousand eyes turning wherever you go!
The car was first unveiled to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015. It is a Hulk, among the SUVs. It measures 5141mm in length, 1742 in height and 2223mm in width. These dimensions make it bigger than the likes of Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, but falls a bit short when compared to the Range Rover Sport. The car really is a sight to behold. The Bentayga’s design is inspired by that of the Flying Spur and Continental GT. The famous Bentley-style twin headlights look gorgeous and the front is dominated by a huge rectangular-shaped grille. The car also features a sliding sunroof that can open up to 60% of the roof area.
Now coming to the USP of the car, which lies under the hood. The Bentayga packs a 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine, mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine is capable of producing a mammoth 600 HP and 900 Nm of torque. The car can sprint from standstill to a 100 kmph in a mere 4.1 seconds, while achieving a mind-boggling top speed of 301 kmph.
On the inside, Bentley has made sure you feel every bit of a “Crorepati“. When Bentley claims it to be the most hi-tech and luxurious SUV in the world, they’re not kidding. The cabin feels extremely plush, with the highest quality of metal, wood and leather used. Features such as massage, automatic headrests and electric seatbelt adjustment are present on the car’s 22-way adjustable seats. The car boasts an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system that comes with Bentley audio, 60GB in-built memory, gesture control, and voice control. Additional standard features include park assist, night vision, and head-up display (HUD).
With the Bentayga, Bentley has come up with something unique, an SUV that truly is a masterpiece. It is delightfully luxurious, and extremely fast for an SUV. This amazing blend makes it a true powerhouse of this genre, and as indicated by the early bookings, it will have no problems finding buyers in the Indian market. The company estimates the car to pump out 10.5-14 kmpl, but when you have the steering wheel of this monster in your hands, who gives a damn about economy?