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When we have been successful in life, we come to a stage where new automobile choices open up to us. One of those choices is the world of luxury cars. Brands like Bentley used to focus entirely on the world of long-haul trucks and convertibles. However, things are very different, as even these high-end brands are launching into new styles, redefining them as they go.

The Bentley Bentayga

The Bentayga entered the market in 2016, built on the company’s F4 model. In 2020, however, it has been significantly improved and the new Bentayga Now entering the year 2021 as a model that changes everything we thought we knew about SUVs.

Outside, the Bentayga reflects the very latest in the company’s design DNA, retaining the signature elegance that buyers of this type of car demand, but adding some muscle that helps define the shape of the SUV a little better Bentayga. Other details too, like a larger rear spoiler, elliptical taillights, with lively LEDs, oval-shaped dual tailpipes, and more, were subtle but still noticeable changes that improved the l general aesthetic.

2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 review the ultimate automotive luxury story - 2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 review: the ultimate automotive luxury story - Forbes united kingdom

An interior designed for modern comfort

Of course, you don’t buy a car like the Bentley Bentayga purely for its outward appearance or even just to show off the Bentley badge. The main reason is the extraordinary level of comfort one can experience as a driver or as a passenger of these otherworldly machines.

Let’s start with the driver’s point of view. New Bentayga has benefited from some technological improvements that make it an even better experience when driving. First, the infotainment system has been extensively revamped, starting with a flawless 10.9-inch super-HD touchscreen, with faster connectivity and an improved user interface. Then, Apple CarPlay is now a standard feature, just like Android Auto.

Those who hoped to integrate their smartphone perfectly can now breathe a sigh of relief. But it does not stop there. The Bentayga is more suited to modern life than ever with additional USB-C ports, air ionizers, wireless charging system and a built-in SIM card for additional online and data-based services.

The revamped model also received new seats, as well as a new steering wheel and even door design. The new seat frames save up to 10 cm of additional knee space in the rear seats. While taking advantage of this extra space, passengers can also pull out their removable 5-inch touchscreen tablet to control the various entertainment and comfort functions on offer.

Different choices for different lifestyles

The Bentayga is not only handcrafted and customizable, but also comes with multiple options across all levels to suit different lifestyles. For example, those who live and drive their Bentayga around town will be delighted to find a hybrid powertrain where the 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine is combined with a 94 kW electric motor powered by the 17-inch lithium-ion battery, 3 kWh for a range of 31 km in electric mode only.

Those looking for more power and performance will find plenty in the Bentayga Speed ​​model. Its W12 engine generates 626 hp and up to 90 Nm of torque, with a top speed of 305 km / h, and it can go from 0 to 100 in just 3.8 seconds. Anyone looking for a balance between efficiency and power will find it in the V8 model, which in Bentley’s own words goes above and beyond by being “made for any terrain.”

Bentley Bentayga: a philosophy of life

The new Bentayga is more than just a car; it is a statement about his own life. You can customize the vehicle to better reflect who you are, and you can also experience the Bentayga and its great offerings as a driver and passenger. In addition, despite all the attractions of luxury and high-end comfort, it is still a performance SUV that offers the same utility as one would expect from a less prestigious brand. But how many of these other brands would turn heads like the Bentayga is a whole other question.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Kyle Edward