Bentayga Hybrid launched in UK

Second-generation Bentayga PHEV now available to buyers in Britain

Bentley's Bentayga Hybrid is now available to order, following the launch of the Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed over the past 12 months or so.

The addition of the plug-in hybrid Bentayga is set to boost sales for the Crewe-based marque. The previous generation Bentayga Hybrid accounted for one in five SUVs sold by Bentley. The new version is expected to increase that ratio, especially considering that 45% of Bentayga orders in China - where the model has been on sale for a number of months - have been the Hybrid variant.

Featuring a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, with support from Bentley's E-Motor technology, the Bentayga Hybrid produces a combined 449 hp and 700 Nm of torque. That's good for a 5.2 seconds 0-62mph time and a top speed of 158mph.

Combined driving range is 430 miles, with 25 miles possible in electric-only mode. Bentley's customer usage data shows that 90% of its drivers travel less than 30 miles per journey. Official WLTP emissions are rated at 82 g/km CO2, with the Bentayga Hybrid retunring 83.1mpg.

Order books are open now, with deliveries beginning in the coming weeks.