Baby Bentley Bentayga Rendered and There's Plenty of Room for It

The diesel engine scandal has spread through Volkswagen Group like a really bad case of the flue or a zombie virus. That's what happens when you sell many different versions of the same car. There are, however, upsides to sharing parts, one of them being that Bentley has an ample bin to rummage through when it feels like doing a new project.
Baby Bentley Bentayga Rendering 3 photos
Photo: Theophilus Chin
Baby Bentley Bentayga RenderingBaby Bentley Bentayga Rendering
For example, Bentley engineers are working with Porsche on the next Continental GT, which will use an entirely different all-wheel-drive system and the same platform as the next Panamera.

So what about SUVs? Well, even though no customer has yet taken delivery of the Bentayga, Bentley sees it as such a cash cow that it's made plans for something smaller. That's a wonderful idea, since some people couldn't buy this 4x4 even if they wanted to. At over 5.1 meters long and 2 meters wide, it's too big for some roads.

The baby Bentayga is currently under consideration and could arrive by the end of the decade with a body that's somewhere between the Cayenne and the Macan. That sounds just about right, as the Macan is too small for some people, while the Cayenne is too close to the regular Bentayga.

Parts sharing is a common occurrence for the VW Group. For example, the Macan is derived from the platform of the current Audi Q5. But it's unusual to see Bentley offering two of the same thing, especially now that Dieselgate has cut investments.

Of course, Bentley doesn't have any diesel engines, but recent reports have suggested the Bentayga will get a new twin-turbo 4.0 TDI, the same engine that will power the Audi SQ7. In addition, this relatively small British company needs to introduce its first plug-in hybrid models and develop a sportscar that's smaller and lighter than the Conti GT, as previewed by the EXP 10 Speed 6.

Right, on to the renderings made by Theophilus Chin. We can't say that we love the baby Bentley SUV, but that's true when talking about its big brother too. The front angle seems to be based on some Bentayga press photos. The back view is a little different, as it seems to be based on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250. Of course, we could be wrong!
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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