British luxury car-maker Bentley Motors will launch its first SUV Bentayga in India April 21. The company claims the Bentayga to be the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. International Business Times, India earlier reported that the company has started booking for the SUV for a booking amount of Rs. 2 crore. When launched, the Bentayga will be the most expensive SUV sold in the country.
Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, the Bentayga is based on the VW Group’s new MLB-Evo platform, which also underpins the new generation Audi Q7. The SUV retains the family design language inspired by the Continental GT and Flying Spur luxury cars. The large rectangular-shaped grille takes the prime spot at the front. The large single round headlamp unit shown in the EXP 9 F concept, on which the Bentayga is based, has given way to twin headlamps, in typical Bentley fashion.
The vehicle adds the sporty bits such as LED headlamps, muscular haunches, roof rails and a stylish tailgate with a sloping rear window. It also boasts of a fine cabin with the detailing in metal, wood and leather.
An all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine develops 600bhp and a mammoth 900Nm of torque mated to an eight-speed transmission. The SUV sprints 0-100kmph in 4.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 301kmph.
According to reports, the company has allocated only 20 units for India this year and all of them are already sold out. The SUV can be expected for a price between Rs. 4 crore and Rs. 6 crore.
Bentley Bentayga SUV in India on April 21