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Bentley’s updated Bentayga is now on offer in Australian showrooms, with the base V8 grade available since November last year and the top-spec Speed grade landing in late 2021.
Pricing for the former starts at $364,800 before on-road costs, making it $24,400 more expensive than the 2020 model.
This places the Bentayga V8 up against the other ultra-luxurious large SUVs like the Aston Martin DBX ($357,000), Land Rover Ranger Rover P525 SV Autobiography ($351,068) and Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 ($358,300).
The Bentayga Speed meanwhile, creeps up $10,800 in price to $501,800, with its only real rival being the $659,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Powering the base Bentayga is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8, producing 404kW/770Nm, while the Speed is fitted with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine punching out 467kW/900Nm.
Regardless of engine, all 2021 Bentaygas are fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission that send drive to all four wheels for a zero-to-100km/h acceleration time of 4.5 and 3.9 seconds respectively.
Differentiating the 2021 Bentayga from the original car that first launched locally in 2016 are reprofiled front and rear fascias, with the former featuring a larger grille and reworked bumper, and the latter sporting a larger spoiler and repositioned number plate holder.
Standard equipment in the V8 grade includes 21-inc wheels, air suspension, active anti-roll technology, Matrix LED headlights, head-up display, leather interior, heated and cooled front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, and wireless smartphone charger.
The instrument cluster is also now all digital and customisable, while the multimedia system makes use of a 10.9-inch touchscreen that includes wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, digital radio, 12-speaker sound system and satellite navigation.
The rear seat passengers also have access to a 5.0-inch tablet screen that can control vehicle functions such as climate, seat heating/cooling, interior ambient colour lighting, and more.
Options available to Bentayga buyers are also extensive, with some highlights including 22-inch wheels (from $8387), a space saver spare tyre ($1480), carbon ceramic brakes ($30,852), 20-speaker Naim sound system ($17,460), tow bar ($2367 and seven seats ($7407).
However, several options packs will bundle together some optional extras, saving buyers some money, and includes Black Specification ($39,275), All Terrain Specification ($5427) and First Edition Specification ($83,419).
As with all new Bentleys sold in Australia, the Bentayga comes with a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, while the brand has also rolled out three- and five-year service plans for its V8-powered SUV priced at $3950 and $7695 respectively.
A plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga is also slated for an Australian introduction in early 2022, but pricing and specs are still unconfirmed for now.