Bentley responds to a perceived need for a high-end, ultra-luxury SUV with the new Bentayga, applying its British coachwork and Volkswagen-derived performance technology to this new vehicle.
The Bentayga benefits from a twin-turbocharged 6-liter W-12 engine similar to that found in the Mulsanne.
LED headlights add a modern touch, but the grille and body-color surround headlights echo the company's styling language.
Bentley's sedans and coupes radiate an imposing presence, and with its higher roofline, the Bentayga even more so.
Although buyers will be able to order any number of bespoke design elements, this example shows off carbon-fiber mirror caps.
Another carbon-fiber detail fits over the fender vent.
Bentley is well-versed in all-wheel-drive technology, also benefiting the Bentayga.
The high roofline means passengers won't need to duck down to get in.
The Bentayga offers multiple ride modes, including sport and comfort, along with a set of traction-control programs for offroad conditions, such as mud and sand.
At well over 5,000 pounds, the Bentayga is no lightweight.
A carbon-fiber rear spoiler comes as part of the bespoke package on this model, emphasizing sport driving.
Bentley repeats its theme of oval exhaust pipes on the Bentayga.
As a very high-end luxury SUV, this Bentayga shows off matching leather luggage along with a leather-lined baby seat in keeping with the cabin design.
With its imposing stature, no one really needs reminding that this is a Bentley.
Interior luxury is emphasized with quilted leather.
Electric power steering means precise and easy turning, even with the SUV's large size and weight.
A modern suite of cabin electronics, including navigation, come standard in the Bentayga.
In Bentley tradition, the tachometer shows two digit increments, dropping off the last two zeroes.
A dial on the console sets the drive modes, while the shifter controls the eight-speed automatic transmission.