Bentley Bentayga Name Confirmed, Details Released

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Bentley SUV officially has its name and the British automaker has shared some details on the upcoming model.

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Bentley confirmed that its upcoming luxury SUV will be named the Bentayga and will launch next year worldwide. In addition, the company plans to add diesel and plug-in hybrid variants in 2017 to complement the W12-powered model.

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The plug-in hybrid model will be capable of traveling up to 31 miles in pure electric mode and will come equipped with either a V6 or V8 for its powerplant. As for the diesel Bentayga, expect a V8 mill to be used, a first for the automaker.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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