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The Bentley Bentayga SUV will open a new path for the luxury car manufacturer as the model will be the company’s first ever diesel-powered vehicle.

The development of the Bentley Bentayga is no longer a surprise as the model in question has been already caught on camera numerous times by spy photographers and reports have announced a lot of interesting facts about it. The newest report is telling us that Bentley will enter a new era with its car production as the brand new SUV will be the first ever diesel-powered vehicle to be made by the brand.

The diesel engine has a double role and besides making the luxury SUV more economical, it will also lower the CO2 emissions of the brand. This should come as the 4.2 liter TDI V8, which is offered in the Audi A8, and it should be good for 380 HP. Besides the diesel burner, the new Bentley SUV will also use a couple of petrol burners which will probably include a W12 unit, in the range topping version.

The new Bentley Bentayga is currently desired by more than 4,000 potential customers and this is said to arrive on the market in 2016, before its main rivals from Rolls-Royce, from Maserati and from Lamborghini. The model should increase Bentley’s annual sales to 20,000 units by 2020. More details on the Bentley Bentayga are limited for the moment and will most likely be announced sometimes next year, when the model will be ready for its customers.

Source: CarScoops