Bentayga Hybrid in studio being charged with the Bentley x Starck Power Dock

Bentayga Hybrid

When we created the very first Bentley Bentayga, it was intended to redefine and reshape the world of luxury SUVs. And, three years later, Bentayga Hybrid* has done it again. As the first luxury hybrid, it represents only the beginning of our journey into a world of electrically powered vehicles – and a bold, progressive move for Bentley.

Over the coming months we will reveal more about the forward-thinking technology and exceptional craftsmanship that has gone into the creation of Bentayga Hybrid. And we’ll be telling you more about the work we’ve done with Philippe Starck.

To be kept informed of developments, please enter your details to register for updates, or check back here to get the latest news.

*Bentayga Hybrid is not yet available to order. It will become available to order in selected markets towards the end of 2018. Please contact your retailer for further information.

 

 

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A Bentley, but not as you know it

As the first luxury brand to create a hybrid for production, we are proud to be leading the way. With its plug-in hybrid powertrain, Bentayga Hybrid* is fundamentally different from our other models – yet nevertheless, continues to offer the luxury and performance for which Bentley is renowned. The designers and engineers at the Bentley factory have created a uniquely serene experience for driver and passengers alike. One that represents a window into the future of the luxury car.

The torque of the electric motor, available from a standing start, combines perfectly with the all-new V6 motor to deliver an effortless driving experience. On starting, the hybrid SUV automatically runs in EV Drive, designed specifically for urban driving. With a combined NEDC CO2 emissions of 75 g/km, it makes for a near-silent, yet powerful, driving experience. The craftsmanship and care that went into Bentayga Hybrid*’s creation delivers a serene and luxurious drive that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated. 

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It’s in our DNA

Despite being designed around an entirely new form of Bentley technology, our distinctive DNA runs through Bentayga Hybrid in many ways.

With its sleek lines, distinctive headlamp cluster and the familiar matrix grille, Bentayga Hybrid is instantly recognisable as a Bentley. Just like its siblings in the Bentayga range, it is built by hand at the Bentley factory in Crewe, using the same combination of traditional craft techniques and cutting-edge manufacturing technology, including superformed aluminium body panels for the bodyshell. 

New Hybrid features include Intelligent Efficiency, which allows the car to automatically select the most appropriate combination of power sources (petrol or battery) to maximise overall range. To enhance the travelling experience for all occupants, the desired cabin temperature can be pre-configured, so conditions inside will remain constantly comfortable, regardless of weather changes outside. The temperature can even be set remotely, so your car is comfortable from the moment you get in.

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Creating an exceptional interior

Bentayga Hybrid’s interior provides the same luxury and refinement for which Bentley is renowned. Combined with its quieter powertrain the Hybrid provides a serene escape from the outside world.

With its interior handcrafted in Crewe, including wooden veneers that have been carefully selected, cut and matched, every detail has been intricately designed for exceptional comfort. The upper cabin is trimmed in Eliade, a tactile and technical fabric which contrasts with the rest of the leather-trimmed cabin.

With elegant fluted seats and tactile driver controls with a diamond-knurling finish, the timeless sophistication of Bentley runs through every inch of the car. From monogrammed upholstery to the design of truly bespoke features, there are a wide range of personalisation options available from both Bentley and Mulliner – meaning Bentayga Hybrid* is yours to reimagine. When it comes to creating your perfect Bentley, nothing is beyond possibility.

Intelligence that is connected
Connected Car technology lies at the heart of Bentayga Hybrid, and is built around a suite of Safe, Smart and Convenient online functionalities that connect the driver seamlessly to the internet. This enhances the experience of both the driver and their passengers.

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Dedicated to distinctive detail

Paying homage to the material and the role it plays in the creation of a hybrid-electric car, Bentley has incorporated copper coloured features – including the three Hybrid badges written in an elegant handwritten script, the roundels of the Bentley badges and the wheel centres. In another subtle identifying feature, the word ‘Hybrid’ appears on each treadplate.

In the coming weeks and months, we will be providing more detail on the features that make Bentayga Hybrid* such an important step forward for the luxury car. Register for our updates here, or speak to your dealer for more information.  

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Bentley x Starck Power Dock for Bentayga Hybrid

A sleek, wall-mounted Bentley charging unit is available for Bentayga. But to offer drivers of Bentayga Hybrid* even more choice, Bentley has partnered with the renowned creator, Philippe Starck, to design the Bentley x Starck Power Dock.

This elegant recharging unit, designed for use in either a garage or a carport, will enable Bentayga Hybrid drivers to recharge their vehicle whenever they park it at home, ensuring every journey begins with the maximum electric-only range.

When not in use, the Bentley x Starck Power Dock charging cable is stored out of sight, inside the unit. Its clean lines have been achieved using a combination of innovative manufacturing technologies and sustainable materials, including pressed eco-linen and bio-sourced thermosetting resin. It’s smooth, domed face, meanwhile, is achieved using hot-pressure aluminium casting.

As the popularity of electric vehicles grows, charging units will become commonplace features in homes everywhere. All the more reason to apply the very highest standards of design and attention to detail – standards that befit the world’s most finely crafted electric SUV.

You can learn more about Bentley’s collaboration with Philippe Starck here

*Bentayga Hybrid is not yet available to order. It will become available to order in selected markets towards the end of 2018. Please contact your dealer for further information.
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LIFESTYLE TECHNOLOGY

Bentayga Hybrid is more than just a new engine option for Bentayga. It represents the latest step in the introduction of a suite of Bentley technologies that will transform the driving experience.

Designed to deliver a serene drive in the city, paired with exhilarating performance on the open road, Bentayga Hybrid is the first SUV of its kind. And the innovation is not limited to the powertrain. This is a connected car that employs a wealth of online services to deliver a safer and more convenient driving experience. These features include everything from Apple CarPlay™ and intelligent navigation, maximising the use of electric power, to Private eCall and Roadside Assistance Call, for greater peace of mind on long and short journeys.

You can activate the cabin temperature remotely via the My Bentley app, ensuring conditions inside the car are comfortable from the moment you get in. Remote charging functionality is also available in the app, with progress displayed on your phone as well as the central console, enabling you to ensure the car is fully charged and ready to go.  

To read more about these features and how to use them click here.

*Bentayga Hybrid is not yet available to order. It will become available to order in selected markets towards the end of 2018. Please contact your retailer for further information.