Competes with: Lamborghini Urus, Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase, BMW X7
Looks like: The latest Bentley Continental GT more than the Bentley Flying Spur
Drivetrain: A 542-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic; full-time all-wheel drive
Hits dealers: Late summer or early fall
Luxury automaker Bentley is in the midst of refreshing all of its products, and next in line is the big Bentayga SUV. The update of the Bentayga, Bentley’s best-selling model with more than 20,000 produced of the original design to date, becomes especially important now that the previous flagship Mulsanne super-luxury sedan has been discontinued. This puts the mantle of top-dog Bentley on both the new Bentayga and the Flying Spur sedan. The updates to the new 2021 Bentayga are subtle but thorough, bringing the new model into a closer vibe with the rest of the styling and amenities seen in the lineup.