It seems that 2020 is rife with revised/facelift launches. In the past few weeks alone we’ve shown you facelifted examples of Mercedes-Benz models, BMW’s M5 and just yesterday there was the turn of the Audi Q5. Today a revised Bentley Bentayga was unveiled. Bentley may have been late to the SUV game but when its Bentayga was launched five years ago it quickly shot to the top of the company’s sales charts. In fact, 13,7 Bentaygas have been sold per day across the world since introduction, for a total of over 20 000 units. The revised Bentley Bentayga, which debuted earlier today, is the first major change that the model has undergone.
The most obvious changes are cosmetic. The front and rear lights are new, as are the surrounding body panels. This new look brings the Bentayga closer in appearance to its siblings the Continental GT and Flying Spur. Changes at the front include a larger grille that is more upright and flanked by new LED matrix headlamps. The latter includes a signature Bentley design inspired by cut crystal glassware. The elliptical headlamp design is complimented by similarly shaped taillamps. The new rear lights sit on a new, full-width tailgate. While they were restamping the metal Bentley also took the opportunity to move the license plate recess from between the lights to the bumper. New exhaust finishers mimic the design of the rear lights.
If you are lucky enough to ever ride in a revised Bentley Bentayga then you will note the new 10,9-inch touchscreen interface with high resolution dynamic graphics. The system now boasts all-new navigation with satellite maps, online search, as well as standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Rear seat occupants also get new toys to play with in the shape of a larger touchscreen remote control tablet. Other changes include USB-C data ports and a wireless phone charger.
Bentley hasn’t tinkered with the mechanical side of the Bentayga. The twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 still dishes up 404 kW and 770 N.m of torque. The motor is mated with an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. This powertrain allows the 2,4-ton SUV to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and let it rip to a top speed of 290 km/h. The more powerful W12-powered Speed derivative will be introduced at a later date.