Review: 2017 Bentley Bentayga offers big bang for big bucks – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016

In 2011, Bentley’s new CEO decided to get into the luxury SUV market.

Wolfgang Durheimer, the incoming boss, had migrated across parent company Volkswagen Group from the Porsche division. He saw what the popular Cayenne crossover had done for Porsche’s bottom line.

Durheimer gave the Bentley engineers a simple mandate: Make the most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV on the planet.

With the 2017 Bentley Bentayga, the company’s first crossover, he appears to have succeeded.


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