Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2018
In a world which is constantly trying to be more environmentally conscious, driving around in fortresses propelled by a giant gas guzzling monstrous engine seems crass, inconsiderate and even tacky. Bentley acknowledged the same in 2015 when it announced that it will also be introducing a Hybrid version of its luxurious Bentayga SUV. The car has been showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Instead of using the V8 and W12 powertrains, Bentayga Hybrid is now powered by a smaller turbocharged V6 engine which comes paired with an electric motor. The battery pack in Bentayga offers an all-electric driving range of 50kms. The electric motor is also used for acceleration and works in tandem with the petrol motor. Since Bentley is a subsidiary of Volkswagen along with Porsche, we expect that the premium SUV will share its powertrain setup with Panamera E-Hybrid.
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In which case, the hybrid engine will produce a combined power output of 468PS. Bentley Bentayaga will be offered with an all-wheel-drive setup and will come with four driving modes-Sport, Bentley, Comfort, and Custom. Even the electric motor will get its own driving setups which are EV Drive, Hybrid Mode and Hold Mode. The EV drive mode gives the SUV’s driver the option of adjusting the level of hybrid drive he/she requires or to turn the electric motors off completely.
The battery pack in the Bentayga hybrid takes 7.5 hours to get a complete charge from a standard household socket. The pack can also be charged in 2.5 hours if one uses a fast charging station. In terms of features, the car comes with an infotainment system which constantly relays information to the occupants about the efficiency of the vehicle and how much pollution is being reduced by the driver’s choice of driving the Bentayga Hybrid (How long before that gets annoying?). The Hybrid SUV also comes with its own designer-made charging dock. Bentley Bentayga will go on sale in late 2018.