The Bentley Bentayga facelift launched in India, with a base price of Rs 4.10 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Globally, the Bentayga was revealed in the mid-2020s, bringing with it, even more features, along with a revamped design. Due to the high price of the Bentayga, the luxury SUV competes with, Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan to name a few.
2021 Bentley Bentayga facelift: engine and gearbox
The upgraded Bentley Bentayga comes with a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo petrol engine that generates 550 hp and 770 Nm of torque. This continues with cylinder deactivation technology that allows you to shut down four of your cylinders under light throttle loads, to improve fuel economy. Gearbox duties are performed by an 8-speed automatic unit from ZF, and there is also an all-wheel-drive system that comes standard.
2021 Bentley Bentayga facelift: design
With this update, Bentley has subtly modified the design of the Bentayga with modifications to the front and rear fascias. The most notable change was the new “Matrix” grille, which was 30mm larger and taller. Surrounding this is the new LED matrix headlights that feature a glass-cut design. The hood of the Bentley Bentayga has also been redesigned in the shape of a shell.
At the rear, facelift changes are easy to spot, with new 3D oval taillights with animated LED lights, similar to the ones on the Continental GT. The rear license plate on the bumper has been changed to allow the “Bentley” lettering on the tailgate. In addition, there is a larger rear spoiler, new side vents, and a new alloy wheel design.
2021 Bentley Bentayga facelift: interior
There are major changes to the updated Bentayga cabin. Upfront, there’s a new 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Accompanying this is a digital instrument cluster, USB-C ports, more ergonomic seat design, air ionizers, wireless smartphone charging, integrated SIM, a 590-watt audio system, and 12 speakers as standard, with the option of ‘Naim for Bentley’ premium system taking that to 1780 watts and 20 speakers.
At the rear, the new seat frames, together with an additional camber, allow increasing the knee room by 100 mm. The rear seats are also ventilated and occupants receive a removable 5.0-inch touchscreen tablet to control entertainment and comfort functions.