On Friday, the British ultra-luxury car-maker Bentley launched its first SUV, the Bentayga, in India, priced at Rs 3.85 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company’s dealer in India, Exclusive Motors, has already received confirmed bookings for the Bentayga in “three digits” and will start delivering the SUV within two weeks.
“The Bentayga is a limited edition vehicle and there is a lot of interest. We have already confirmed bookings in three digits,” the managing director of Exclusive Motors, Satya Bagla, said. He added that India is growing aggressively in the luxury automobile space, and with the arrival of the Bentayga, Bentley will set a benchmark for the ultra-luxury SUV segment in the country.
The Bentayga, for the record, is the world’s fastest SUV. It is powered by 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged petrol engine that generates over 600bhp of output and a torque of 900Nm. Married to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the SUV touches a speed of 100kph in just 4.1 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 301kph.
The first delivery of the SUV will happen in about two weeks. But it takes a time of about 5-6 months from placing an order to the delivery.
In order to expand its presence in India, Bentley will open a new showroom with service facility in Hyderabad within two months, adding to the company’s existing outlets in Delhi and Mumbai.
Globally, Bentley will produce about 2,600 units of the Bentayga this year. It already has products such as the Continental GT and the Flying Spur.