With peerless poise and purpose, the pinnacle of luxury SUVs strides into 2024 on new tires and revised technology. Since storming the scene in 2015, Bentley’s noble Bentayga has defined hyper-indulgence on four wheels, its opulent cabin cocooning occupants in old-world craftsmanship and cutting-edge comforts. This mid-cycle makeover may forgo dramatic visual changes, yet fundamental upgrades transform the driving experience.
Within, the already otherworldly interior achieves ethereal new heights through first-class airline seats, employing 177 pressure changes to ease fatigue on long journeys. Climate systems preemptively prepare for tunnels by switching to air recirculation, while surround-view cameras and remote parking assist everyday urban maneuvers. An upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio system provides concert-hall sound.
Under the hood, Bentley condenses its powertrains – the mighty W12 departs, leaving an electrified V6 and a bi-turbo V8. The shorter SUV benefits from the longer EWB model through adoption of rear-axle steering, tightening its turning radius with enhanced agility.
Augmenting the lineup, a new mid-range ‘A’ specification splits the standard and Azure trims, gaining distinct badging, machine-finished alloys and sumptuous quilted leather. Veneers in open-pore wood paneled the dash.
Though visual enhancements prove subtle, the 2024 enhancements cement the Bentayga’s stately reign at the apex of luxury SUVs. With even greater coddling and technology, Bentley has honed its pinnacle people-mover into an even more exquisite conveyance for the carriage trade. The revised Bentayga remains a benchmark for billionaires’ buggies.