Bentley recently announced that it plans to electrify its lineup with all its models being hybrids by the year 2023, as well as a fully electric one by the year 2025. Among its first steps it’s taking is the release of the updated Bentayga Hybrid.
As the name suggests, the Bentayga Hybrid combines a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor tucked in between the gas mill and the transmission. Helped out by a 17.3kWh lithium ion battery, the entire system has an output of 443bhp and 516lb-ft of torque.
Bentley promises smooth, quiet journeys in the city and even out on the highway. Pure EV range, for instance, is pegged at 50kms while total range (gas engine and electric motor combined) should go up to 863kms.
This being a plug-in hybrid, charging time takes about 2 hours while range can even be efficiently managed using the Bentley Hybrid Efficiency Navigation system that acts like a throttle pedal regulator, encouraging drives to go easy on the gas, err, go pedal.
With the new Bentayga Hybrid, Bentley hopes to get more customers, who mostly choose the luxury SUV, into an earth friendly yet still luxurious vehicle in the years to come.