Bentley has revealed a new limited edition version of its Bentayga plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV that is “focused on sustainability”.

The Bentley Bentayga Odyssean Edition is limited to 70 examples worldwide. Australian customers will be able to enquire at their preferred dealer in February next year, with the first customer cars arriving in the third quarter of 2023.

The limited edition is inspired by the 2019 EXP 100 GT concept and has a range of “environmentally friendly” materials inside the cabin.

These materials include open-pore Koa veneer on the centre console, additional Piano Linen veneer, and panels of tweed made from 100 per cent British wool.

The interior is accented by a tri-tone colour combination which consists of Linen-coloured main hide and a choice of five secondary hide colours – Burnt Oak, Porpoise, Cricketball, Brunel or Beluga.

The Bentayga Odyssean Edition can be specified either as a four- or five-seater, and features the so-called Front Seat Comfort Specification as standard, which offers up to 22 ways of adjustability plus heating and ventilation.

On the outside the Bentayga Odyssean Edition has painted Pale Brodgar accents on its 22-inch ten-spoke wheels, front and rear bumpers, headlight and tail light surrounds, and lower body side chrome.

There are six colours that Bentley has curated to harmonise with the Pale Brodgar accents, however you can also choose from the full Bentley palette of over 60 colours.

Like the updated Bentayga Hybrid, the Bentayga Odyssean Edition is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, mated to a 100kW/400Nm electric motor generator.

Total system outputs are 340kW of power and 700Nm of torque. Bentley claims it can do the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) sprint in 5.1 seconds, and flat out you’ll be doing 254km/h.

Featuring a 18.0kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Bentayga has a claimed electric range of 43km on the stricter WLTP cycle.

As previously reported, Bentley plans to offer only PHEV and electric vehicles by 2026, as it gears up to go all-electric by 2030.

The British carmaker has also pledged to reveal its first electric vehicle (EV) in 2025 and bring it to market in 2026.

Overseas reports indicate the first EV will be an SUV, potentially a version of the next Bentayga or perhaps an all-new nameplate.

It could be built on the PPE platform that will underpin the Porsche Macan EV, Audi Q6 e-tron, and the Audi A6 e-tron.

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Jack Quick

Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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