Bentley Motors, the Crewe-based ultra-luxury automaker, has started the deliveries of Bentayga SUV. The company handed over the first SUV to customers, at an exclusive event at the company’s global headquarters in Crewe. It is fourth Bentley model to be built in Crewe, alongside the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. Bentley Bentayga had its global debut last year in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Customer deliveries will commence in other regions around the world shortly.
Bentley CEO had announced that the first SUV would be presented to Queen Elizabeth. In addition, Bentley had set a target of 3600 units for the first year production, and all of them have already been sold. Kevin Rose, Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales commented, “This is an historic day for Bentley and it is a great testament to all the work which has gone in to producing Bentayga, the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world. The customers joining us for the event have followed the Bentayga journey since we proposed the idea of a Bentley SUV, and were among the very first in the world to put their names down on the order book for First Edition cars – many before they had even seen the finished model. Today their confidence in Bentley is repaid as they take delivery of a car which has been unanimously praised by the world’s media."
Being touted as the world's most powerful and fastest SUV, the Bentayga is powered by a new 6.0L W12 twin-turbo engine. This engine develops a maximum power of 608 bhp and peak torque of 900Nm. It is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an AWD system. The SUV does a 0-100kmph sprint in just 4 seconds before topping out at 301kmph. The pricing for the Bentayga SUV starts at £160,200, while going as high as £229,000 for the First Edition, of whose only 500 units were rolled out. “I would also especially like to thank our 4,000-strong workforce in Crewe for their commitment in bringing Bentayga to life. Their passion, skill and dedication is a significant part of makes Bentley such an iconic and appealing brand right around the world,” added Rose.