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2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible recalled due to roof fault

Bentley has recalled 37 examples of its Continental GT Convertible in Australia, citing a potential safety risk associated with the electric roof mechanism. The affected vehicles are designated MY2020, and were sold between November 2019 and November 2020...

Bentley appoints ex-Audi man as its new Director of Design

British brand Bentley – part of the giant Volkswagen Audi Group since 1998 – has appointed Andreas Mindt as its new Director of Design. The former head of exterior design for Audi is set to take the helm at the British marque's UK headquarters from March 2021. Mindt will succeed previous Director of Design Stefan Sielaff, who is departing Bentley after almost six years to "pursue other opportunities"...

2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid revealed, Australian launch confirmed

2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid officially unveiled Facelifted SUV scores updated exterior styling, high-tech cabin Carry-over V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain delivers 330kW, 50km electric range The 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid has been officially unveiled...

2021 Bentley new cars

UPDATE, 5 January 2021: Since this story was published, the British brand's Australian arm has confirmed the first examples of the updated Bentayga landed in Australia in November 2020. Additionally, the facelifted Bentayga Hybrid has been revealed and confirmed for our market, though arrival timing remains unconfirmed. The updated story continues below...

Volkswagen Group developing 'Landjet' electric flagship for Audi, Bentley and Porsche – report

The Volkswagen Group is developing a new flagship electric vehicle for three of its premium brands, according to a report from German newspaper Handelsblatt. Codenamed 'Landjet', development of the top-rung electric car is reportedly being led by Audi's autonomous- and electric-focused Artemis division, and is slated to be aimed squarely at a potential next-generation version of the Tesla Model S...

Bentley to go fully-electric by 2030

It was only a matter of time before an established brand put a definitive date on its final move from combustion engines, and now Bentley has won that race. The British luxury maker has just announced that its entire range will be pure electric by 2030. This means the company will go from its current status as being the world’s largest producer of 12-cylinder engines to being combustion-free in less than a decade...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed revealed: Still bloody quick

Bentley has released the 2021 Bentayga Speed, which remains one of the world's fastest SUVs. The facelifted vehicle is powered by the existing 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine producing 467kW and 900Nm, however, according to Bentley, new cylinder-deactivation technology provides “significant economy gains under part-throttle cruising conditions...

World's fastest SUVs go head-to-head in drag race

A drag race between four of the world's fastest SUVs has been conducted by carwow.com, and the results may surprise you. Taking place over a quarter mile stretch of runway in the UK, the race included a Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Bentley Bentayga, and Audi RSQ8. All four brands are part of the giant Volkswagen Group, and share much of their underpinnings and mechanicals...

Update: 2018-2020 Bentley Bentayga recalled for fire hazard, 102 Australian cars included

British luxury car maker Bentley has issued a global recall for its Bentayga SUV for a potential fire hazard due to a leak in the vehicles’ fuel system, with 102 Australian examples included. UPDATE 6/7/2020: CarAdvice originally reported on this issue on 13 June 2020 as part of a global recall affecting more than 6000 cars...

2021 Bentley Bentayga revealed, plug-in hybrid inbound

British luxury marque Bentley has revealed its updated Bentayga SUV, with new styling, cabin tech and an updated plug-in hybrid engine option in the works. The updated four-, five- and seven-seater Bentayga will be powered by a familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 404kW/770Nm at launch, but will be joined by plug-in hybrid and 6...