Bentley to launch the Bentayga, its first SUV

Like Jaguar, Bentley is taking advantage of the media attention ahead of NAIAS to announce its first ever SUV, the Bentayga.
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| Updated on: 14 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM
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Like Jaguar, Bentley is taking advantage of the media attention ahead of NAIAS to announce its first ever SUV, the Bentayga.

The idea behind the new off-road vehicle, according to Bentley, is to combine luxury and performance. Due for unveiling later this year ahead of a 2016 launch, the Bentayga will have at least 600hp under the hood, according to the manufacturer.

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To build buzz around its announcement, Bentley uploaded a video in which the SUV glides with ease across the desert and climbs steep dunes.

Bentley's announcement follows a similar one from Jaguar, who recently informed of the 2016 launch of its first crossover, the F-Pace, based on the XC-17 concept presented in Frankfurt in 2013. These forthcoming luxury off-roaders will follow in the footsteps of the Maserati Levante and pave the way for the future Rolls-Royce SUV.

First Published Date: 14 Jan 2015, 11:21 AM IST
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