The EWB features a new climate seat that detects the body temperature of the occupant before adjusting the temperature and airflow.
Bentley has unveiled the extended-wheelbase version of the Bentayga SUV, which is positioned as the brand’s new flagship, replacing the Mulsanne, which was phased out in 2020.
The new EWB (Extended Wheelbase) model is 180mm longer and has all of the extra space in the back passenger compartment. It features a new vertically slatted grille and is only available with a twin-turbo petrol V8 “for the time being.” It also features a suite of trim, paint, and styling changes, the most noticeable of which is a new twin-turbo petrol V8.
- The EWB version sits at the top of Bentley’s line-up
- To get only the V8 petrol engine for the time being
- Bentayga EWB will not be offered with seven seats
What’s New in The Bentley Bentayga EWB?
In addition to the increased length, the Bentayga EWB receives a new rear steering system that reduces the turning circle while also improving high-speed stability, refinement levels first seen in Bentley’s Flying Spur saloon in 2019 and more recently in the Bentley Continental GT. Despite its length, the EWB’s 11.8m turning circle is 0.6m smaller than the standard-wheelbase model’s.
A luxurious two-seat layout, a classic three-person bench, and a combination of the two called ‘4+1,’ which places a small jump seat between two larger rear seats, are all available in the back. Despite having more space in the back, the Bentayga EWB will not be available in a seven-seat configuration.
The EWB also offers a new type of climate seat that detects an occupant’s body temperature and surface humidity and adjusts the ambient temperature and airflow to provide comfort. It can also detect the pressure points on an occupant’s seat and make “micro adjustments” for maximum comfort.
A new, intricate type of diamond quilting, a perforation pattern for the doors that is backlit by LEDs (with light intensity and color controlled from the fascia), and a separate ionisation system for the expanded rear compartment that emphasizes Bentley’s “new focus on wellness” are among the new, super-plush trim options.
Will The Bentley Bentayga EWB be Available in India?
Bentley plans to begin delivering customer cars by next summer around the world. Bentley is expected to launch the Bentayga EWB in India at some point in the future. Before options, the EWB version will cost an extra 15%, according to the carmaker.
With the launch of the Bentayga in 2015, Bentley established the super-luxury SUV segment, which it continues to dominate despite the arrival of other super-luxury SUVs such as the Lamborghini Urus, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and Aston Martin DBX. The Bentayga accounted for over 40% of Bentley’s record annual sales (14,659 units, up 31%) last year, and the company expects the EWB to account for about 45 percent of future Bentayga buyers.