The facelift model is expected to make its international debut either by the end of this year or early next year.
Bentley Bentayga was first introduced at the end of 2015 when SUVs were starting to grow massively popular all over the globe. Of course, the Bentayga was built as a luxury car which happened to be an SUV, which reflected in its design as well as its mechanicals. By luxury car standards, the Bentayga was quite a big hit. In fact, Bentley has sold a total of almost 20,000 units of its SUV in four years!
In the luxury car business, exclusivity matters a lot. As such, it seems like Bentley is planning to update the Bentayga. Spy pictures of the facelift model have been clicked recently, which show that the new version will have updated exterior as well as interior design. Here, we shall cover all the changes that are expected in the upcoming Bentley Bentayga facelift. Beginning with the exterior, the first change we notice is the new front fascia. The headlight design is similar to the previous version, but now has bigger lamps with jewel-like LED treatment. The front air dam is also different.
The side profile remains unchanged, although you do get a new design for the 22-inch alloy wheels. The rear end of the car gets a few subtle redesigns, and the taillight unit will probably have a new pattern for the LEDs. Although not visible in these spy pictures, reports suggest that the interior will also see a few changes. The facelift model might feature the same hi-tech design as the current generation Continental GT.
Internationally, the Bentley Bentayga is available with four engine options. The first one is a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 petrol motor. This is the most powerful version of the Bentayga, with 600 PS and 900 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. The second option is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel mill, which was introduced in 2017. This engine can generate 435 PS and 900 Nm.
In 2018, Bentley gave the Bentayga a 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol heart, which has 542 PS and 770 Nm on tap. Lastly, we have the petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version, which was launched in 2019. This powerplant employs a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 and a 94 kW electric motor to deliver a combined fuel economy of 448 PS and 700 Nm. An 8-speed automatic is the only transmission option on offer.