New 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid arrives this October priced from £155,500

The updated Bentley Bentayga Hybrid luxury SUV gets a new look in line with the rest of the Bentley line-up

Bentley has revealed that the newly facelifted Bentayga Hybrid will be priced from £155,500 when deliveries begin later in October. 

Set to be one of two plug-in models it will release in 2021, the hybrid Bentayga joins the already facelifted versions of the standard 4.0-litre V8 powered Bentayga and the 626bhp 6.0-litre W12 engined Bentayga Speed, arriving with a six-cylinder petrol engine combined with a battery and electric motor system.

The powertrain goes unchanged from the previous version of the Bentayga Hybrid. The 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine and electric motor combination develop a maximum power output of 443bhp (335bhp from the engine and 126bhp from the electric motor) and 700Nm of torque. 

With no other hardware changes, the refreshed Bentley Hybrid continues to sprint from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds before topping out at 158mph. 

Like before, thanks to its standard 17.3kWh battery, the big Bentley SUV also features a pure-electric range of 25 miles – that's six miles less than the pre-facelift model but only because the Bentayga Hybrid's zero-emission range has been tested under the stricter WLTP testing regime, rather than the old NEDC standard. 

A top speed of 84mph is possible without help from the petrol engine. EV Drive, Hybrid and Hold drive modes allow the driver to manually manage battery usage on the move, while a max charging rate of 7.2kW means a full top up can be achieved in two and a half hours. 

The Bentayga Hybrid’s facelift majors on design and interior technology updates, as is the case for the rest of the Bentayga range. The exterior design is updated to fall in line with the brand’s latest design language. That means a taller, squarer front end with smaller headlights is joined by a totally revamped rear, where a new tailgate is found along with new elliptical lights. 

Inside, the Bentayga Hybrid’s interior is updated with new material and trim options. There’s also a redesigned steering wheel, behind which, sit fully digital instruments for the first time. The centre console has also been updated, and a new central infotainment screen sizing up at 10.9-inches now appears. 

Five and four seat layouts are available. The five-seat layout benefits from a new rear bench frame that doubles the amount the rear seats can recline, while the four-seat layout with full size rear centre console has been redesigned for an additional 30mm of knee room. 

Unlike the V8 or flagship W12-powered version, a seven-seat version isn't available as the batteries are packaged beneath the boot, reducing the space needed to mount a third row of seats. 

The new Bentayga Hybrid will go on sale in China and the United States first before joining the rest of the UK line-up in October, with prices kicking off at £155,500 – exactly the same price the luxury British brand charges for the V8 version.

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