Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid set for 2018 Geneva engine show

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2018 Bentley Bentayga

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Buyers of a Bentley Bentayga will no longer need to feel guilty lugging their 2-ton-plus oppulance SUVs around city as a plug-in hybrid choice is entrance adult shortly.

Bentley recently reliable to Automotive News (subscription required) that a plug-in hybrid Bentayga will entrance in Mar during a 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. It will make a automaker a initial among ultra-luxury marques with an electrified vehicle.

A antecedent for a Bentayga plug-in was spotted in open final fall. Its powertrain is approaching to be formed on a Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid setup, that pairs a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with an electric engine and sends energy to all 4 wheels around an 8-speed automatic. The powertrain is good for 462 horsepower and 30 miles of electric operation in a Porsche.

Bentley isn’t defence to a domestic pressures of a environmental movement. We’re already seen it deliver a diesel Bentayga in some markets, and with stricter emissions regulations due in entrance years we’ll start to see some-more electrified powertrains filter opposite a automaker’s lineup. Next in line will be a Continental GT. We could also see Bentley introduce a dedicated electric car during some point.

Look for a Bentayga plug-in to go on sale in a second half of a year, as a 2019 model. It will expected go by a name Bentayga Hybrid, and it’s pricing should start somewhat above a $200k mark.

This year’s Geneva engine uncover starts Mar 6. For some-more coverage, conduct to the dedicated hub.

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