The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid joins the British ultraluxury brand's lineup this year. The first electrified Bentley, the Bentayga Hybrid has Porsche's V-6 plug-in hybrid technology. The powertrain combines a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor. Here's a roundup of Bentayga Hybrid reviews from the automotive media.
"Slogging through traffic in Silicon Valley, the Hybrid is a silky-smooth operator. The suspension does a fine job of ironing out road imperfections, so the ride quality is always lovely, even on my tester's huge, 22-inch wheels. The steering is pretty devoid of feedback, but nicely weighted for both in-town driving and highway cruising. You'll barely feel a shift from the eight-speed automatic transmission, and braking power is ample and easy to modulate.
"Get the SUV out on country roads, and you'll certainly feel the added heft -- not that the Bentayga is a featherweight to begin with. The steering doesn't always accurately translate the vehicle's weight to the driver, though Bentley's optional 48-volt antiroll tech keeps the big SUV nice and flat while cornering. The plug-in Bentayga isn't as fun to drive as the V8- or W12-powered models; this Bentley is at its best while cruising."
-- Steven Ewing, Roadshow by CNET