After what seems like a remarkably quick turnaround from the first drip fed leaks and announcements to tests appearing on both YouTube and in the press, Bentley Motors have announced to MotorMartin that they have today handed over the first Bentayga to customers, at an exclusive event at the company’s global headquarters in Crewe.
Bentley Motors have shared with MotorMartin that the event marks a major milestone in Bentley’s history, as customer cars for the brand’s fourth model line – built in Crewe alongside the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne – commence delivery around the world.
Rightly proud of their achievement, Bentley Motors have said that after taking more than 130 hours to produce each car, guests at the event in Crewe were given privileged access to Bentley’s factory to see the skill and passion involved in Bentayga’s creation, with insight from key people involved in the car’s design, engineering and craftsmanship.
On sharing the news with MotorMartin, Kevin Rose, Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales commented, “This is an historic day for Bentley and it is a great testament to all the work which has gone in to producing Bentayga, the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world.” Before adding that, “The customers joining us for the event have followed the Bentayga journey since we proposed the idea of a Bentley SUV, and were among the very first in the world to put their names down on the order book for First Edition cars – many before they had even seen the finished model. Today their confidence in Bentley is repaid as they take delivery of a car which has been unanimously praised by the world’s media.”
After waiting for the previous information to be digested by all interested parties, Kevin Rose added, “I would also especially like to thank our 4,000-strong workforce in Crewe for their commitment in bringing Bentayga to life. Their passion, skill and dedication is a significant part of makes Bentley such an iconic and appealing brand right around the world.”
The Bentley Bentayga, we are told, combines unparalleled luxury with effortless performance and everyday usability. It is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe. Customer deliveries will commence in other regions around the world shortly.
So there you have it. If your one of the lucky ones to have been in a position to order one of these luxury SUVs, you’ll be getting an email anytime soon. And just to remind you what you’ve been waiting for, checkout the film below from Bentley’s official YouTube channel:
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