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Bentley has announced that its first SUV, the Bentayga Hybrid, with now offer a plug-in variant in Europe. Manufactured in Crewe, England, the latest version of Bentley’s luxury SUV will be the company’s most efficient model ever, with CO2 emissions of just 79 g/km.

Entering the market as “the world’s first true electrified luxury car,” Bentley says that this is the first step into the new world of EVs, which will see the marque roll out an electrified version of every nameplate by 2023.

In the British brand’s centenary year, Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model will create an all-new experience in the luxury SUV sector. It combines a new, efficient 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine – which incorporates the latest technologies to optimise both efficiency and performance – with a state-of-the-art electric motor delivering an instantaneous response.

The Bentayga Hybrid utilises an advanced and efficient E Motor, which acts as both an electric motor and a power generator. The Permanent Magnet Synchronous system offers 94 kW peak power and 400 Nm of torque, allowing swift and silent acceleration from stationary. The system provides instant torque response by eliminating engine turbo lag, while a state-of-the-art, high voltage battery is capable of recharging in just 2.5 hours.

With a total driving range of 464 miles and a WLTP Equivalent All Electric range of 24.23 miles on a single charge, the hybrid represents a new dimension to the existing range of refined and luxurious Bentayga models.

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