The time has come for a restyling for the Bentley Bentayga, the British manufacturer’s luxury suv. The car is updated in terms of aesthetics and content, the dimensions and myriad of options available to customize the interior and exterior remain unchanged. “We have further enhanced the personality of this model by working on specific points such as the squared grille, as well as the fog lamp frames for an even more powerful look,” explains Stefan Sielaff, head of Bentley design at the virtual press conference organised to unveil the new model.

“We spent a lot of time examining how to improve the car’s proportions and character. The new Bentayga is still instantly recognisable as a Bentley, but now has a more effective road presence,” echoes JP Gregory, head of exterior design. Some of the details, such as the design of the front and rear lights, come directly from the new Bentley styling course inaugurated by the Continental GT Gran Turismo. The car’s gaze has lifted: the elliptical LED headlamps have been positioned 3 centimetres higher.

At the rear, the Bentayga is radically different from the previous version, thanks to the new elliptical headlamps with a reticulated chassis, “as if they were jewels”, Sielaff points out, greeting driver and passengers with a luminous pattern when opening the car. “The full-width tailgate gives a unique formal elegance while a new spoiler gives a visually longer and more elegant profile, streamlining the entire car,” continues JP Gregory.

In a model of this calibre, the elegance and preciousness of the interior play an equal role to the finish of the exterior design. The interior is literally covered in leather and other premium materials, from wood to carbon, which can be fully customised in colours and details. It is possible to have contrast stitching or have logos and initials sewn by hand. The update has also affected the infotelematic compartment, at the center of the dashboard there is the new 10.9 inch display and in front of the driver stands out the large screen that transmits the digital instrumentation. “Everything has been designed to envelop drivers and passengers creating a unique atmosphere with new colours and light effects. My favourite? Alpine green,” concludes Stefan Sielaff.