Bentley Bentayga information
It’s the Bentley Bentayga, take two. What you see here is a heavy facelift of an SUV launched in late 2015, but with over 1,000 new components, it’s a big deal.
Visually, in particular. Although the general form is the same as before, the details have been tweaked in some areas and revised in others, with the new lights (front and rear) being the most notable.
While the Bentayga launched with a passing resemblance to a Continental GT, its mid-life update has allowed it to adopt its coupe cousin’s headlights and taillights with far less subtlety.
Some will see it as an apt aesthetic confidence for such a broad-shouldered car, others will recall the clumsy application of 911 design elements by the first-generation Porsche Cayenne in its early 2000s.
Once past the lights, there are cleaner touches. A 20mm increase in the rear tracks improves the Bentayga’s stance while improving its handling, there are new alloy wheel designs, and new headlights use cut glass to make them sparkle even when not on.
When on, their intensity varies with driving speed to avoid dazzling other road users while illuminating isolated country lanes.