Bentley Bentayga spied practically production ready
As the Bentley Bentayga enters the home stretch and nears its official public debut, it has been spotted once again by our spy photographers, giving us our best look yet at the British brand's first SUV. Like the development vehicle that was spotted back at the beginning of March, this car is wearing stickers with fake, oversized headlights and tail-light designs. There are also disguises for the rear quarter light and elements of the front bumper. Unlike previous prototypes, though, this car is sporting plenty of chrome fittings, including on the lower doors, grille, side window frames, number plate scoop, and tail-light surrounds. The final headlight shape is a little hard to discern, but it's quite easy to see the simple rectangular tail-lights that reside on both rear wings and boot hatch. The Bentayga has been confirmed for a launch at the tail-end of this year, with showroom deliveries, at least in Europe and North America, due to commence in 2016. Under the skin, the Bentayga will use the Volkswagen Group's MLB component matrix for longitudinal engine front- and all-wheel drive cars, which made its debut in the latest-generation Audi Q7. At launch, the Bentayga will be powered by a 12-cylinder motor hooked up to all four wheels. Further down the track, the crossover will be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Two weeks ago, Bentley gave the world a first look at the Bentayga's interior via a teaser video.