Bentley Bentayga Spied Cold Weather Testing

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Bentley is hard at work preparing its very first SUV. 

Our spy photographers snapped some pictures of the new Bentley Bentayga winter testing near the arctic circle. The luxury SUV will hit the market in 2016, powered by a W12 gasoline engine. Later on, a plug-in hybrid and a V8 diesel engine will join the lineup.

According to the British automaker, 4,000 deposits have already been placed for the Bentayga.

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The Bentayga will share its platform with the Audi Q7, Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, but don’t expect it to share much else. Bentley has already confirmed that the SUV will be among the fastest on the market with a top speed of about 200 MPH.

Bentley hopes the new SUV will help to achieve its sales goal of 20,000 units annually by 2020. In 2014, Bentley moved 11,020 vehicles, a year-over-year increase of 9 percent.

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  • Jeff T

    It better make all these performance claims because it take ugly to a new level. Honestly it isn’t even a good ugly. Atleast the Nissan juke is different and bold. This is just bland and Ugly.