2021 Bentley Bentayga PHEV coming to Australia

The first of two plug-in hybrid variants in the facelifted Bentley Bentayga range to be launched this year has been revealed.

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The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid has a fresh new look inside and out, though its plug-in hybrid drivetrain is carried over.

It’s locked in for Australia, but timing and pricing are yet to be confirmed.

It’s powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine mated to a 94kW/350Nm electric motor. Working together, the drivetrain has a total output of 330kW and 700Nm.

The electric motor is hooked up to a 17.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and is said to be good for 51km of tailpipe emissions-free motoring using the outdated and generous NEDC standard.

There are three selectable driving modes: EV, hybrid and battery hold. In EV mode, the Bentayga has a top speed of 135km/h.

While the drivetrain is a known quantity, the exterior and interior benefit from the same set of improvements the V8 model gained in middle of 2020.

There’s a new front end with oval LED matrix headlights with crystalline detailing, larger grille, revised bumpers, and wider wheel arches to accommodate the car’s 20mm wider track.

2021 Bentley Bentayga PHEV coming to Australia

The rear has also been redesigned with a larger clamshell-style tailgate including stretched-out oval LED tail-lights, while the licence plate holder has been moved to the bumper.

Inside the cabin there’s a reworked dashboard with new look centre vents and a larger 10.9-inch capacitive touchscreen. The upgraded infotainment system has support for Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, as well as wireless smartphone charging and USB-C ports.

Other changes include new door trims, steering wheel, and a customisable digital instrumentation display.

2021 Bentley Bentayga PHEV coming to Australia

Available with either four or five seats, the Bentayga Hybrid has new seats at the front and back – the latter boasting more knee room in the four-seater and improved recline angles in all variants.

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