• Bentley names its first SUV
BENTLEY CONTINUES TO TEASE: Bentley releases yet another teaser image of its upcoming SUV. At least we now know its name - the Bentayga. Image: Bentley
• Bentayga built for off-road
• Inspired by the taiga forest...
....and a dead volcano
DETROIT, Michigan - Bentley’s first luxury SUV will be revealed later in 2015 but ahead of it's official launch the automaker has (finally) chosen a name - the Bentayga.
This "sector-defining SUV", the automaker says, will be able to introduce Bentley’s "renowned modern British luxury to limitless destinations with an impressive combination of on and off-road performance".
The natural world, along with the company’s founder, inspired its name. Crowning the northern hemisphere, to the north of Bentley’s birthplace in England, is the taiga, the world’s largest trans-continental snow forest.
FIRST BENTLEY SUV
To the south, the rugged peak of the Roque Bentayga in the sub-tropical Canary Islands also provides inspiration for Bentley's SUV moniker.
Wolfgang Durheimer, chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, said: “Bentayga is a name that reflects what we know our SUV will do better than any other car in the world - combine the best of automotive luxury with outstanding performance to take the Bentley experience to new environments."
The Bentley Bentayga will be revealed later in 2015 and reach showrooms in 2016.
Bentley Bentayga testing in the dunes: