Bentley’s first ever SUV, the Bentayga, will become the most expensive SUV offered in the US when it goes on sale next year – at least until Rolls-Royce launches its own crossover.
The automaker has announced a starting price of $229,100 in the US, which is expected to become the model’s biggest market worldwide. In the UK, the Bentley Bentayga will be priced from £160,200, while in Germany it will start at €208,500. Global deliveries of the new model begin early next year.
Currently, the most expensive SUVs offered in the US are the Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG ($218,000) and the Range Rover SVAutobiography ($200,000). However, the Bentayga will likely be eclipsed in terms of pricing by Rolls-Royce’s new SUV codenamed “Project Cullinan.” That model is expected to cost as much as…$400,000 when in launches in 2018.
The VW-owned British brand previously said it hopes to sell around 3,500 Bentayga models in a full year, which would push the company’s annual sales to around 15,000 by 2018. In 2014, Bentley sold 11,020 cars, a new record for the brand.
Besides the United States, China and Russia are also expected to become major markets for the Bentayga.
Story references: Bentley via Autonews