Bentley unveiled its Bentayga SUV earlier this year, so-named after Taiga, the world’s largest transcontinental snow forest that spans Russia, Scandinavia, Alaska and Canada. The car, which incorporates the first four letters of Bentley, also took inspiration from the peak of the Roque Bentayga in Gran Canaria, the subtropical Canary island.
Following months of speculation and drip-fed information, the British marque will finally unveil the SUV at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but the most juicy teaser came in the form of this video on Bentley’s official YouTube page.
Notably, the new off-roader will be made at Bentley's factory in Cheshire, England, rather than alongside its sister Audi Q7 in Bratislava, Slovakia. We knew early on the vehicle bore a resemblance to Porsche’s Cayenne, based on an early sketch, but we now know every exterior contour from the pics and videos now distributed online.
The interior was also revealed in an early promo video, depicting a rotary controller for the 4x4 system that appears to be on par with the Terrain Response system that Land Rover does so well. There’s also a HUD (head-up display) and a digital display that shows mapping information and views from external night-vision cameras.
Under the hood, the likes of Auto Express have spied the familiar 6.0-litre W12 engine within the test mules, but it’s rumoured Bentley will also vaunt a more modest 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.