Latest iteration of Bentley SUV prototype has been spotted testing outside London recently. The registered test mule has very minimal camouflage, which doesn’t do much in covering up the form factor or vital design elements on exterior.This seems to be the near-production model, featuring customary Bentley grille and other elements which appear to be of final spec. Headlamps correspond with those featured in the teasers. Tail lamps here are only partially revealed because of what appears to be a disguising layer over the housing. The twin oval exhaust pipes, wiper and radio antenna are all present in showroom condition, indicating that the prototype is undergoing final phase of testing. Bentley Bentayga is said by the company to be as functional as SUVs are expected to be, with the kind of luxury and comfort Bentleys are known to provide. The 4×4 SUV will be equipped with drive assist features for on-road as well as off-road driving. But it is unclear which powertrain the Crewe-based company will be employing into the Bentayga. Mounted on the VW Group’s MLB-Evo platform could be the 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 engine or even the 6.0 litre W12 engine. At a later stage, in 2017, new plug-in hybrid variant and one with a radically new diesel engine may also be offered.
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