Cosmetic revisions are fairly minor, stretching to a reworked front bumper with an updated skid plate, a new mesh radiator grille and a tweaked rear bumper with fresh reflectors and reworked twin exhaust tips. Bentley will also fit new headlamps and larger daytime running lights, housed in a pair of reprofiled front wings.
Inside, we expect the updated Bentayga will adopt the same three-sided rotating dashboard panel as the Continental GT and Flying Spur, which gives the driver the option of displaying a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a simple veneer panel or a collection of three analogue gauges which show the outside temperature, a chronograph and compass.
Like the new Audi SQ7, with which the Bentayga shares its platform, the reworked Bentley SUV could adopt Volkswagen’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre 48-volt mild-hybrid V8 diesel engine for improved fuel economy and emissions. Should it be transferred into the updated model in the same state of tune, it will produce 429bhp and 900Nm of torque.
In the SQ7, the engine offers economy figures of 37mpg and emissions ratings of roughly 200g/km of CO2. Given that the Bentley is roughly the same size as the Audi’s largest SUV, these figures should also be attainable for the Bentayga – making it the second most economical model in the range after the V6-engined plug-in hybrid variant.
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