Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Showcases Automaker’s Move To Electrification
Bentley has announced that its Bentayga Hybrid, a luxury SUV plug-in hybrid, is now on sale in Europe.
The Bentayga Hybrid is the first step on Bentley’s journey into electric vehicles, which will see the marque roll out an electrified version of every nameplate by 2023. The Bentayga Hybrid combines a new, highly efficient 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine – which incorporates the latest technologies to optimise both efficiency and performance – with a state-of-the-art electric motor delivering an instantaneous response.
Among the cutting-edge driver systems are several Intelligent Satellite Navigation features specific to the Bentayga Hybrid. Upon entering a journey into the system, the optimum combination of electric motor and engine will automatically be calculated and used for most effective use of hybrid power. According to the current position of the car, the system will also clearly illustrate on-screen the maximum remaining range in EV mode.
Before taxes, the new model is priced at £133,100 in the UK, €141,100 across Europe, and $160,000 in the United States. Customer deliveries in the UK and Europe are set to begin in the final quarter of 2019, with deliveries in the United States following soon after, in the first quarter of 2020.