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Bentley's first-ever SUV to be called “Bentayga”

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Bentley revealed on Monday that its first-ever SUV – the world's most powerful and luxurious – will be called “Bentayga” and debut later this year before going on sale in 2016. This model is based on the EXP 9 concept that was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show three years ago.

According to Bentley, the natural world, along with the company’s founder, inspired its name. The Bentayga will reportedly offer a V8 engine, a V8-based plug-in hybrid system, and a powerful W12 that could allow speeds of up to 320 km/h.

“Bentayga is a name that reflects what we know our SUV will do better than any other car in the world – combine the best automotive luxury with outstanding performance to take the Bentley experience to new environments,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors.

Some 4,000 customers have already reserved theirs.