The name Bentley is well known for high-end luxury cars. The English automaker is also known for the high performance Continental GT. What you will not see in the lineup is an off-road capable vehicle, at least until now.
The segment is a huge one for the luxury market, but there is a shortage of ultra high-end options. The Bentayga will seek to meet the underrepresented market and the first example of the vehicle that has a top speed of 187 mph just rolled of the assembly line.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, said: “Bentley Bentayga will be the benchmark against which all other SUVs are measured, defining a new segment – the luxury SUV.”
“This car is a celebration of UK manufacturing at its very best, not only reinforcing our commitment to industry in this country, job creation and significant investment, but to our home in Crewe. This is an important moment in our history, where we reflect and celebrate, but also look ahead to delivering this extraordinary car to our customers.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues from all parts of the business for their dedication and professionalism in delivering the Bentley Bentayga. It would not have been possible to deliver this car without the support and belief from the UK Government, our parent company and other business partners. We can all take pride in this achievement.”
The hand build SUV took 130 hours to assemble, so this isn’t your standard large vehicle. Deliveries of the Bentley Bentayga will start in January of 2016.
So just how much will the new Bentley SUV set you back? The price starts at $221,100. Most customers will add about $50,000 in options, so chances are you’ll have the most expensive 4×4 on your block.