The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV is part of a Lineup that Will be Fully-Hybridized by 2025 and Fully-Electric
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is more than a luxury hybrid SUV. It’s the luxury hybrid SUV that foreshadows a Bentley lineup that will be entirely hybridized by 2025.
As part of its Beyond100 strategy, Bentley has made a series of bold commitments, including that by 2023, all three Bentley models will be available as luxury hybrid cars. Two of them – the Flying Spur and Bentayga – already are here.
In 2025, Bentley will launch its first fully electric Bentley. It will also be the first luxury car in the world to be carbon neutral over its entire lifetime.
By 2026, the entire Bentley range will be made up of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
And by 2020, Bentley vows, the entire lineup will be fully electric.
As such, the company will evolve from the world’s largest producer of 12-cylinder internal combustion engines, into a purely electric vehicle manufacturer – and all in just ten years.
“This is a journey on which there can be no turning back,” the company said in a statement.
As part of this revolution, the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid features a 335-hp, 332-lb-ft single-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine joined by a 126-hp, 258-lb-ft permanent-magnet synchronous motor – churning out 443 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The Hybrid’s 17.3-kWh battery, which weighs 463 pounds, is located beneath the rear load-space floor, behind the rear axle.
The luxury hybrid SUV will be back in 2023 but you can still get the 2021 version.
Behind its rear seat is a cargo hold with enough square footage for a high-speed shopping spree. The posh cabin is lined with fine leather, gorgeous wood and metal accents, and every modern infotainment feature buyers expect of a cutting-edge motorcar.
It currently comes in a new S model that incorporates the top-end “Speed” model’s design cues but is powered by the 542-hp V-8. It comes with a sport-tuned suspension, 22-inch wheels, and a sport exhaust system.
A set of carbon fiber rims is also newly optional for 2022, thanks to Bentley’s Mulliner personalization program.
Inside the cabin of the Bentayga Hybrid, there are sumptuous leathers, real wood trim, and beautiful metal accents. You can also opt for front and rear bucket seats or a three-across second-row bench with an optional pop-up two-seat third row to seat a total of seven.
The Bentayga’s cargo area is spacious and can fit nine carry-on suitcases in the two-row versions.
This is a luxury SUV that will get you from zero to 60 in a mere 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. And it can be all yours starting at $160,000.
A closer look at the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid:
-The Bentayga Hybrid’s powertrain consists of a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 paired to a single electric motor which is situated between the V-6 and the Bentayga’s 8-speed automatic transmission.
-Peak system output is 443 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
-The Bentayga Hybrid’s electric motor is powerful enough to move the SUV through town on its own, all the way up to speeds of 84 mph before the gas-powered engine kicks in.
-The Bentayga Hybrid relies on a 17.3-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that is good for around 30 miles of pure electric driving.
-Handsome styling, including new front and rear-end sections that have a more rounded and muscular look, jewel-like headlights, and square taillights, make the 2021 Bentayga Hybrid something to behold.
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