It's like your own private jet back there.
The Bentley Bentayga is not the kind of luxury SUV that you'd consider as an underachiever when it comes to passenger comfort, nor customization options. Still, along with a slightly fresher look, the 2021 model has improved in the luxury department, and now it is offered with a more spacious four-seat layout, rather than the standard five-seat setup that is common in SUVs.
You could order the 2020 model with four seats too, but the 2021 version will offer up to 100 millimeters more rear legroom. That's a little under four inches, and although it doesn't seem like much, that can be the difference between feeling comfortable and feeling totally relaxed.
According to Bentley, 20 percent of all Bentayga's sold (some 4,000 units) were specified with the four-seat layout, so it makes sense to improve this offering with the new model, while still keeping a five- and seven-seat layout available. It's not just legroom that has been improved, however. The new Bentayga will also feature additional storage in the rear center console and extra charging sockets.
The backboard has been moved to create more space and allow for more recline on the rear seats with 40 degrees, up from 32. That backboard is also available with quilted leather and hand-applied details. In addition, each seat has been redesigned to offer even more comfort.
There's also a slightly bigger touchscreen remote control tablet with a five-inch display that operates the heating, ventilation, and massaging functions of the rear seats. The tablet can also be used to operate the infotainment system and the navigation function of the car, as well as the ambient mood lighting, electric windows, and the sunroof blind. These small changes all add up, and when offered alongside preexisting options like a bottle cooler and Cumbria crystal flutes, the Bentayga is truly as luxurious as it's sedan-shaped counterparts like the Flying Spur. Pricing hasn't yet been announced for the new options, but if you're counting pennies, it's probably best not to ask.