The very first ever production full-luxury SUV, the Bentley Bentayga, has just left the assembly line at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, UK.
The first glimpse of the new Bentley SUV has emerged four years ago in the form of a concept car, and many people have rolled their eyes at that moment. It was not the most beautiful sight to be seen. But the luxury division kept its beliefs and Bentayga made its official debut at Frankfurt Auto Show in September this year. Bentley has seen a huge success with its first ever SUV and it has confirmed that the production allocated for the first year has been completely sold out. Even Queen Elizabeth II has placed an order for the brand new ultra-luxurious model.
The brand has just celebrated the very first production Bentley Bentayga, the catalyst for one of the biggest investment programmes in the company’s history, as it has just left the assembly line at Bentley’s iconic headquarters in Crewe, UK. Four years on from the initial concept stage the car, part of an 840-million-pound investment programme, will now enter full production, with deliveries to customers starting in January 2016. The first production Bentayga, finished in Anthracite paint colour, was handcrafted across 130 hours, and during the assembly process, it passed through a new bodystore, a new paint shop and a new assembly line.
The 2016 Bentley Bentayga is making use of a 6.00-litre twin turbo W12 engine, being capable of producing a total output of 600 HP (447 kW), with a peak torque of 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the power is being sent to the four-wheel drive system, which is allowing the luxury cruiser to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) before reaching a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).