With the demand for hybrid and plug-in cars surging, luxury car manufacturers are seizing the opportunity to offer luxury and performance together with efficiency.

With recent reports showing that one in 12 people are choosing Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars the luxury electric car market is set to surge.

The Bentley Bentayga, introduced in 2016, was described by Bentley as ‘The fastest, most powerful, most luxurious SUV in the world’, and it is certainly hard to ague with that. Offering the best of both worlds, the new plug-in hybrid model combines an advanced electric motor with a powerful and efficient new-generation V6 petrol engine. The hybrid version of the luxurious SUV will be the company’s most efficient model ever.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Assist

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Traffic Assist enable the driver to maintain a time gap to the vehicle in front. Predictive ACC uses the navigation data, sensors and cameras to predict upcoming corners, city boundaries and speed-limit changes and can then modify the vehicle speed accordingly, improving both comfort and fuel economy.

Electronic Night Vision

Electronic Night Vision, which uses infra-red technology to identify potential obstacles ahead, and a Head-Up Display, which reduces driver distraction and increases safety.

Smart Charging

The car can be controlled remotely from a Smartphone, or via the on-board charging point. The charging status and programming will be visible on the MMI drivers’ screen and on the user’s smartphone via an app.

Charging Station Finder

The Charging Station Finder app will list nearby or relevant charging stations (based on your search criteria), and give you the option to set them as destinations on the car navigation system.

‘First step on the road to electrification’

Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors, said:

“The Bentayga Hybrid is our first step on the road to electrification, combining traditional Bentley values with the very latest technologies. It gives customers the best of both worlds – engaging, effortless performance on the open road and silent, emission-free driving in the city, which will become increasingly important with the ever-changing regulations around the world.”

Quick facts

  • Advanced electric motor combines with new V6 petrol engine
  • Battery recharged in 2.5 hrs
  • Electric-only range of over 50 km (NEDC)
  • Combined NEDC CO2 emissions of 75 g/km
  • Connected Car services include remote battery charging